ABC Renews The Catch; Orders New Shonda Rhimes Series Still Star-Crossed
ABC is staying in the Shonda Rhimes business.
The network has ordered a second season of The Catch starring Mireille Enos as LA private investigator Alice Vaughan. The Catch joins previously renewed Shondaland shows Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder on ABC's 2016-17 slate.
ABC is also adding new series from Shondaland to their lineup called Still Star-Crossed, a period drama that picks up at the end of Romeo and Juliet and tells the story of the Montague and Capulet families after the deaths of the infamous young lovers. Based on the book by Melinda Taub, Still Star-Crossed stars Wade Briggs as Benvolio Montague, Anthony Head as Lord Silvestro Capulet, Zuleikha Robinson as Lady Guiliana Capulet, Lashana Lynch as Rosaline, Ebonee Noel as Livia, Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus, Medalion Rahimi as Princess Isabella, Grant Bowler as Damiano Montague, Susan Wooldrigde as Nurse, Torrance Coombs as Paris and Dan Hildebrand as Friar Lawrence.
Scandal and Grey's Anatomy vet Heather Mitchell serves as writer and executive producer, with Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Michael Goldstein as executive producers and Michael Offer as executive producer and pilot director.