This period drama picks up where this famous story ends. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet have escalated the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. The streets of Verona have become dangerous, traitors have emerged, and the kingdom is vulnerable to attack. The young ruling Prince of Verona, Escalus, wants to end the feud and bring peace to the kingdom. Following the sage advice of his sister Princess Isabella he devises a plan to marry a Capulet to a Montague to unite the families and strengthen his position. He commands a union between Romeo's cousin, the womanizing Benvolio, with Juliet's cousin, Rosaline, who is in love with Prince Escalus. Each is fiery and independent.
In the pandemonium on the streets after Romeo and Juliet's deaths, Benvolio saves Rosaline from assault. Instead of being grateful, she's insulting. Their courtship has a long way to go and they'll have to banter their way to a compromise in the midst of treachery, power grabs and palace intrigue. Another star-crossed love story begins.
The cast includes Wade Briggs ("Home and Away") as Benvolio Montague, Anthony Head as Lord Silvestro Capulet, Zuleikha Robinson as Lady Guiliana Capulet, Lashana Lynch ("The 7.39") as Rosaline, Ebonee Noel as Livia, Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus, Medalion Rahimi as Princess Isabella, Grant Bowler as Damiano Montague, Susan Wooldrigde as Nurse, Torrance Coombs as Paris, and Dan Hildebrand as Friar Lawrence.
"Still Star-Crossed" is produced by ABC Studios. Heather Mitchell ("Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy") is writer and executive producer. Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Michael Goldstein are executive producers. Michael Offer is executive producer and director of the pilot.