ABC’s midseason schedule was recently announced; however, Shondaland’s latest drama series Still Star-Crossed hasn’t yet landed a slot. The series serves as a Romeo and Juliet sequel, based on the book by Melinda Taub and was picked up to series in midseason 2017 without a completed pilot.

ABC Entertainment President, Channing Dungey revealed to Deadline at TCA, “It has taken us a little longer than we thought it would’ve taken us. I’ve seen the first three episodes, and the fourth one is coming my way soon. It has all of the great hallmarks of a Shondaland project, but it also is very epic in terms of its scope and scale, and we did not want to rush it into a place where we felt like it wasn’t ready.”

Totally understandable as each project that finds a home at Shondaland is automatically expected to create huge buzz and there are high expectations! Dungey alluded to high-hopes of a summer or fall debut, but it is still yet to be determined.

Still Star-Crossed is written by Heather Mitchlle and picks up where Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lover’s tragic fate. It stars Wade Briggs, Anthony Head, Zuleikha Robinson, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Boel, Sterling Sulieman Medalion Rahimi, Grant Bowler, Susan Woolridge, Torrance Coombs, and Dan Hildebrand. Mitchell serves as Executive Producer along with Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Michael Goldstein, while Michael Offer will executive produce and direct the pilot.

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