Get Ready: Shonda Rhimes' New Show Will Be Her Most Epic One Yet

CENTURY CITY, CA - JANUARY 23:  Shonda Rhimes arrives at the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 23, 2016 in Century City, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Get Ready: Shonda Rhimes' New Show Will Be Her Most Epic One Yet

The TV titan takes on the greatest love story ever told for her upcoming series.

Published January 24, 2016

What happens when Shakespeare meets Shonda Rhimes? We're about the find out. Romeo & Juliet, The Bard's famous tale of star-crossed lovers, is coming to Shondaland! The new series, a continuation of the classic tragedy, will air on ABC, the network has confirmed.

The drama, based on Melinda Taub’s novel Still Star-Crossed, will carry on the tale of Capulet and Montague, focusing on the two families' continued feud following the death of Romeo and Juliet.

In the story, the warring families agree that the only way to end the long blood-feud is by marrying a young member of each family to one another. This Shonda-fied version of Shakespeare has been in development for quite some time and Rhimes will be bringing along key members of her team, including writers Betsy Beers and Heather Mitchell, the latter of whom will serve as both a writer and producer on the project. 

The focus on young romance will be a new challenge for Rhimes to tackle, as her previous projects have focused on more mature characters. This will be the fifth series that Rhimes brings to ABC, after Grey's AnatomyPrivate Practice, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, but certainly not the last.    

Shonda is a television visionary who is not anywhere close to being done making history. Watch a recap of her amazing career, below:

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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