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Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Still Star-Crossed’ Gets Pilot Order From ABC

Period drama inspired by “Romeo and Juliet” is written by Heather Mitchell

Shonda Rhimes‘ “Still Star-Crossed” has received a pilot order from ABC.

A “Romeo and Juliet” sequel based on the 2013 book of the same name by Melinda Taub, the show follows the drama between the Capulets and Montagues in the wake of the teen lovers’ deaths at the end of the Shakespeare play.

The project from ABC Studios is written by Heather Mitchell. Shondaland’s Rhimes and Betsy Beers serve as executive producers alongside The MrG Production Co.’s Michael R. Goldstein.

Shondaland had multiple projects in development at ABC this season, with “Still Star-Crossed” the first to receive a pilot order. The other projects include an untitled drama set in a Bronx convent, an army medical drama from “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Zoanne Clack and the divorce comedy “Splitsville” from the creators of “Trophy Wife.”

Among the network’s other pilot pick-ups this season are an untitled imaginary friend comedy from “The Goldbergs” creator Adam F. Goldberg; the cancer comedy “Pearl,” written and executive produced by Andrew Reich; Scott Silveri‘s “Speechless,” about a family with a special-needs child; and the “Agents of SHIELD” spinoff “Marvel’s Most Wanted.”