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“Still Star Crossed” finally has a premiere date on ABC, with the network announcing Thursday that the new Shondaland drama will launch on May 29. The series, from executive producer Shonda Rhimes, was originally supposed to debut midseason 2017. It was picked up to series by the network last May.
The period drama series from Shondaland and ABC Studios picks up where the famous story of “Romeo and Juliet” ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. The series is based on the book of the same name by Melinda Taub.
It air will immediately after “The Bachelorette,” which will debut its 13th season the week prior. It was developed for television by Heather Mitchell, who serves as the writer and executive producer. Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Mark Wilding and Michael Goldstein are executive producers. Michael Offer is also an executive producer and director of »
- Joe Otterson
Director and producer whose 60-year career spanned television, theatre and film – from The Jewel in the Crown to Pinter plays
In an age when it is fashionable for directors to be regarded as auteurs, Christopher Morahan, who has died aged 87, was a supreme craftsman. In a rich 60-year-long career, he proved equally at home in television, theatre and film and worked with many of the best writers, including Harold Pinter, Michael Frayn and Simon Gray. But he will be best remembered for two TV landmarks: John Hopkins’ quartet of plays, Talking to a Stranger (1966), and the 14-part series The Jewel in the Crown (1984), on which he was producer and co-director. His death coincided with that of his friend Tim Pigott-Smith, who starred in Granada’s epic series about India.
It was Morahan’s decision to shoot that series on film, to use archive footage to provide historical perspective and to »
- Michael Billington
When will Still Star-Crossed debut? ABC boss Channing Dungey recently discussed the status of Shonda Rhime's latest TV series, Deadline reports.Based on the book by Melinda Taub, the period drama "picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate." The cast includes Wade Briggs, Anthony Head, Zuleikha Robinson, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Sterling Sulieman Medalion Rahimi, Grant Bowler, Susan Wooldridge, Torrance Coombs and Dan Hildebrand.Read More… »
3 items from 2017
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