See photos from the set of Shondaland’s new series, ‘Still Star-Crossed’

Posted on May 31 2017 , at 02:40 pm
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  • It is set in 16th century Verona, picking up where Shakespeare’s original work ended.

The new TV series from Shonda Rhimes‘ ShondalandStill Star-Crossed premiered on Monday, May 29, 2017.

Produced by ABC, this post-Romeo & Juliet TV series based on the book by Melinda Taub, Still Star-Crossed, stars Lashana Lynch and is written by Heather Mitchell.

It is set in 16th century Verona, picking up where Shakespeare’s original work ended.

Still Star-Crossed 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 centres on Rosaline 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, a Montague.

See cast photos below:

STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Lashana Lynch as Rosaline Capulet. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)
Lashana Lynch as Rosaline Capulet. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)
STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)
Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)
STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Ebonee Noel as Livia Capulet. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)
Ebonee Noel as Livia Capulet. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)
STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Wade Briggs as Benvolio Montague. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)
Wade Briggs as Benvolio Montague. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)
STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Claire Cooper as Lady Tessa Montague. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)
Claire Cooper as Lady Tessa Montague. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)
STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Grant Bowler as Lord Montague. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)
Grant Bowler as Lord Montague. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)
STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Torrance Coombs as Count Paris. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)
Torrance Coombs as Count Paris. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)
STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Medalion Rahini as Princess Isabella. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)
Medalion Rahini as Princess Isabella. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)
STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Susan Wooldridge as Nurse. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)
Susan Wooldridge as Nurse. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

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