Romeo & Juliet sequel coming to ABC

At first, I thought this meant Baz Luhrmann was directing an accompaniment to the spectacular 1996 film, but then I found out it’s being produced by Shondaland. No offense to Shonda Rhimes, who I LOVE (The Year of Yes is on my wish list), but her shows are too cheesy for me.

Still Star-Crossed will take place after Romeo and Juliet off themselves, which is probably for the best, since they’re both selfish assholes. The show, which is based on Melinda Taub’s novel of the same name, will cover the continued rivalry between the Capulet and Montague families.

So basically, this show is fan fiction.

I just googled the book, and it turns out Romeo’s best friend, Benvolio is betrothed to Rosaline, Romeo’s ex. Neither of them like each other, but they want to end the rivalry between their families. I mean, it’s not like that didn’t work out the first time.

Image credit: 20th Century Fox/Courtesy Everett Collection

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