I hope that you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends.
I want to put a plug in for a series that will premiere on Monday, May 29th, on ABC.
A new production from Shondaland.
STILL STAR-CROSSED – ABC’s “Still Star-Crossed” stars Dan Hildebrand as Friar Lawrence, Torrance Coombs as Count Paris, Grant Bowler as Lord Montague, Medalion Rahini as Princess Isabella, Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus, Lashana Lynch as Rosaline Capulet, Wade Briggs as Benvolio Montague, Anthony Head as Lord Capulet, Zuleikha Robinson as Lady Capulet, Ebonee Noel as Livia Capulet and Susan Wooldridge as Nurse. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)
ABC’s much-anticipated post-“Romeo & Juliet” TV series from Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland, titled “Still Star-Crossed,” which stars British actress Lashana Lynch, is finally set to premiere on Monday, May 29, airing from 10:01-11:00 p.m.
Written by Heather Mitchell, and based on the book by Melinda Taub, “Still Star-Crossed” is set in 16th century Verona, picking up where Shakespeare’s original work ended. It chronicles the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate.
The story centers on Rosaline (Lashana Lynch), described as a beautiful, intelligent and headstrong Capulet and Juliet’s cousin. Following the death of her parents, Rosaline is taken in by her aunt and uncle, Juliet’s parents Lady and Lord Capulet, and forced to work as a servant. She does her best to tolerate her aunt’s cruelty, and focuses on finding a way to free herself of the humiliation. She is eventually ordered to marry Benvolio (male lead Wade Briggs), a Montague.
The diverse cast also includes (in terms of actors of African descent) Lucien Laviscount, Sterling Sulieman, and Ebonee Noel.
Prepping for the new series’ in less than 3 weeks, ABC has released a set of new cast photos from the series which are embedded above and below, followed by the most recent promo: