PETER KRAUSE, SONYA WALGER, JOHN SIMM

ABC has picked up Still Star-Crossed and has renewed The Catch from mega-ABC producer Shonda Rhimes.

The Catch will return for a second season after debuting mid-season.

Still Star-Crossed, a period drama from Shondaland, picks up where this famous story ends.  The deaths of Romeo and Juliet have escalated the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. The streets of Verona have become dangerous, traitors have emerged, and the kingdom is vulnerable to attack.

The young ruling Prince of Verona, Escalus, wants to end the feud and bring peace to the kingdom.  Following the sage advice of his sister Princess Isabella he devises a plan to marry a Capulet to a Montague to unite the families and strengthen his position.

He commands a union between Romeo’s cousin, the womanizing Benvolio, with Juliet’s cousin, Rosaline, who is in love with Prince Escalus.  Each is fiery and independent.

In the pandemonium on the streets after Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, Benvolio saves Rosaline from assault.  Instead of being grateful, she’s insulting.  Their courtship has a long way to go and they’ll have to banter their way to a compromise in the midst of treachery, power grabs and palace intrigue.  Another star-crossed love story begins.