The Wait Is Over - Shondaland's New ABC Series 'Still Star-Crossed' Premieres Tonight!

May 12 2017

[caption id="attachment_296442" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]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) 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)[/caption]

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 tonight, 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.

A set of cast photos from the series are embedded above and below, followed by the most recent trailer:

STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Lashana Lynch as Rosaline Capulet. (ABC/Bob D'Amico) STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Lashana Lynch as Rosaline Capulet. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)

STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Lashana Lynch as Rosaline Capulet. (ABC/Bob D'Amico) STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Lashana Lynch as Rosaline Capulet. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)

STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Lashana Lynch as Rosaline Capulet. (ABC/Bob D'Amico) STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars 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) STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)

STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus. (ABC/Bob D'Amico) STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars 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) STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars 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) STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars 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) STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars 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) STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars 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) STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars 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) STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars 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) STILL STAR-CROSSED - ABC's "Still Star-Crossed" stars Susan Wooldridge as Nurse. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)

by Shadow and Act on May 12 2017

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