Shondaland ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Sequel in the Works at ABC

Series would be executive produced by “Scandal’s” Heather Mitchell


Shondaland has sold yet another project to ABC.

“Still Star-Crossed,” a “Romeo and Juliet” sequel based on the 2013 book of the same name, follows the drama between the Capulets and Montagues in the wake of the teen lovers’ deaths at the end of the Shakespeare play.

“Scandal’s” Heather Mitchell will write the script and serve as executive producer on the ABC Studios project alongside Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. The MrG Production Co.’s Michael R. Goldstein will also executive produce.

The project is the fourth sold to the network by Rhimes’ production company this season. Last month, ABC gave a script order to an untitled military medical drama produced by “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Zoanne Clack.

Shondaland also previously sold the comedy “Splitsville,” from “Trophy Wife” duo Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, to the network, as well as an untitled drama set in a New York convent. The company currently has “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” airing on the network, with “The Catch” set for midseason.