Tonight premieres the period drama Still Star-Crossed and we’ve got all the details on what the show is about, when to watch it, the TV channel it airs on and more below.
PREMIERE DATE: May 29, 2017
SHOW TIME: 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT
TV CHANNEL: ABC Network – Click here to access the ABC channel finder and locate your local station.
Lashana Lynch as Rosaline
Wade Briggs as Benvolio Montague
Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus
Ebonée Noel as Livia, Rosaline’s sister
Zuleikha Robinson as Lady Giuliana Capulet
Anthony Head as Lord Silvestro Capulet
Grant Bowler as Damiano Montague
Torrance Coombs as Count Paris
Dan Hildebrand as Friar Lawrence
Medalion Rahimi as Princess Isabella
Susan Wooldridge as The Nurse
Lucien Laviscount as Romeo Montague
Clara Rugaard as Juliet Capulet
Gregg Chillin as Mercutio
Shazad Latif as Tybalt Capulet
Carl Chambers as Pietro
OFFICIAL SERIES SYNOPSIS: This period piece from the minds of Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers builds on the ever-popular world first put to paper in the 16th century by English playwright William Shakespeare in the famous tragedy “Romeo and Juliet.” Picking up after the play’s end — with the titular characters both dead — “Still Star-Crossed” follows the lives of their families, the long-feuding Montagues and Capulets, as they continue to find themselves entangled through tragedy, palace intrigue and even more ill-fated romances.
EPISODE 1 TITLE: “In Fair Verona, Where We Lay Our Scene”
EPISODE 1 OFFICIAL ABC SYNOPSIS: Following the death of her cousin Juliet, Rosaline Capulet (Lashana Lynch) finds herself in the middle of a political play to try and save Verona. She will prove she’s a force to be reckoned with, especially when it comes to her destiny, and must make tough decisions regarding her loyalty to the Capulet name. Rosaline’s sister, Livia Capulet (Ebonee Noel), is a hopeless romantic who dreams of a marriage to provide her with a life she’s always wanted, but her yearning for love makes her an easy target, and she gets drawn into a sordid secret unbeknownst to her. Romeo’s death thrusts his cousin Benvolio Montague (Wade Briggs) into a position of responsibility, as he becomes the sole heir to the Montague name and must abide by a sinister plan to solidify his family’s prominence. A newly crowned Prince Escalus (Sterling Sulieman) is determined to end the bloodshed between the Montagues and Capulets, but his only solution forces him to decide between following his heart and protecting his kingdom. Eager to help her brother rule Verona, Princess Isabella (Medalion Rahimi) finds herself drawn to the throne, but quickly realizes that obtaining power as a woman will require succumbing to a twisted scheme.
ABC continues: Lord Capulet (Anthony Head) is the patriarch of the Capulet dynasty and is willing to maintain the legacy of his family’s name at any cost. Lady Capulet (Zuleikha Robinson) may want the same as her husband, but a mystery behind her true ambitions will slowly come to light. The Montagues are on the precipice of matching the Capulets social status, but Romeo’s death threatens to stall their ascent. Angered by grief and the loss of his son, Lord Montague (Grant Bowler) will stop at nothing to ensure the Montagues are the most respected family in Verona … The sparring families aren’t the only ones affected by Romeo and Juliet’s tragic fate. The keeper of Verona’s darkest confessions, Friar Lawrence (Dan Hildebrand), feels a deep responsibility for their deaths, along with the Capulet’s lifelong caretaker, the Nurse (Susan Wooldridge). She holds many secrets of her own, including the fact that she is tending to Count Paris (Torrance Coombs), who was supposed to wed Juliet, but was left for dead after a brutal fight with Romeo.
EPISODE 2 TITLE: “The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth”
EPISODE 2 OFFICIAL ABC SYNOPSIS: With Verona in crisis, Rosaline and Benvolio have no choice but to follow Prince Escalus’ decree to marry one another in an effort to restore peace, which Rosaline struggles to accept. Lady Capulet continues to mourn Juliet’s death, but unsettled by the way she died, is determined to figure out what or who influenced Juliet’s decision. Meanwhile, Livia and the nurse work tirelessly, hiding a secret of their own.