Shonda Rhimes Readies ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Reboot

Published: Thursday 31st Mar 2016 by David

Twenty years after Baz Lurhman’s version of the classic tale hit the big screen, Shonda RhimesShondaland is readying the release of a ‘Romeo & Juliet‘ TV series.

Exciting news below…

The Black British actress Lashana Lynch , who attended London’s prestigious Twyford High School, has been enlisted to portray Juliet following her success in the stage play ‘Educating Rita.’


The name of Shonda’s series? ‘Still Star-Crossed’, based on the book by Melissa Taub and penned by Heather Mitchell.

Indie Wire reports:

The story centers on Rosaline (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.

‘Crossed’ is yet to be ordered to series.

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  1. Annalise March 31, 2016

    Looks like it will be very good. Shonda has been attaching herself to many pilots that haven’t done well though. What many people don’t realise is that she has very little input in the creative aspect of most of her shows, but her name alone brings in a lot of credibility.

  2. Madame Teyana March 31, 2016

    Yes!!! Scandal is so dull now so I need something new. Maybe Shonda could give Rihanna the role of Romeos mom since she was such a h**.

  3. Biting Truth March 31, 2016

    Probably with an all black and gay cast, knowing her…

    • Annalise March 31, 2016

      SO!? She makes it a point to add diversity to all of her projects, and there is always a mixture of races. And even if she did do an all black show, why do you care? 95% of US shows have predominately white main casts and no-one bats an eyelid because its seen as the norm in white supremacist America.

      • OMG Logic!!! March 31, 2016

        Or maybe because the United States is predominantly White? What race do you think is shown predominantly in Africa? Asia?

      • Annalise April 1, 2016

        Will you shut the f*** up already? Did you even bother to review my stats, because 95% of the American population is NOT white! Jesus Christ, the hatred you have for black people is worrying! You constantly feel the need to attack black people whenever race is brought up. Even in that recent Michael J Jordan post, you felt the need to claim that the Asian model was more attractive then he was, just because he wasn’t black. You need a psych evaluation!

  4. Sammy March 31, 2016

    Don’t be so mean to old Shonda, she just likes to kill everything you get attached to, she is not that bad.

  5. Linear March 31, 2016

    She’s too agenda-based. Watching her shows is like having a “message” hammered into your head. With people like her and Lee Daniels, it’s more of a lecture than entertainment.

    • Annalise March 31, 2016

      Lee Daniels is definitely trying to push his own agenda.

  6. Tran anti no honey love time but it okay girl March 31, 2016


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