Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is teaming up with Betsy Beers, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder producer, to create the new Romeo and Juliet sequel, according to Christianity Daily.
The duo is also poised to include Heather Mitchell, one of Grey’s Anatomy‘s producers, in their team. Mitchell has also written for Scandal, the show where Rhimes is the executive producer.
Romeo and Juliet, the new drama inspired by Melinda Taub‘s book “Still Star-Crossed,” will focus on the run-ins between the Capulets and Montagues, the families of the main characters of the book – Romeo and Juliet. The plot will tell the story after the lovers’ deaths, as reported by Christianity Daily.
The plot of the drama will revolve around the political marriage between Benvolio, Romeo’s cousin, and Rosaline, the girl Romeo had a crush on before he met Juliet.
Shonda Rhimes has experience in working with such dramas, since she has produced Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder. According to Christianity Daily, ABC is planning to air Rhimes’ new drama when How to Get Away With Murder is replaced with The Catch in the mid-season.
In summer 2015, ABC released a teaser for Rhimes’ Thursday night shows, leaving fans as excited as never. The teaser starts with a voiceover that told the series’ fans what they can expect from #TGIT, “Thank God It’s Thursday.” The video teaser also made it clear that the fans should expect more gripping and intense scenes from the shows.
— CAPMIREZ STRONG (@_thanks_calzona) November 1, 2015
The teaser said the shows will feature “jaw-dropping scenes that make tweeting a must,” making quite a stir in social media.
Another new show from the Grey’s Anatomy creator, The Catch, is focused around Alice Martin, played by Mirelle Enos. Enos’ character works as a successful fraud investigator and doesn’t even expect that she could become the victim of fraud by her own fiancé, the character portrayed by Damon Dayoub.
The show will be centered around various fraud cases, which Alice will be solving while trying to find her fiancé before he destroys her successful career. Jennifer Schuur, Betsy Beers, and Julie Anne Robinson are also among those who will produce the new series, along with the Grey’s Anatomy creator.
Grey’s Anatomy episode that aired last Thursday rose to four-week highs as it celebrated the Grey’s Anatomy 250th episode, making ABC the number one channel among non-sports networks, as reported by Variety.
Final national “live plus same-day” ratings estimates from Nielsen concluded that Grey’s Anatomy averaged a 2.4 rating / 8 share in adults aged between 18 and 49 and 8.96 million viewers overall in the 8 p.m. hour slot. The series shows steady growing ratings since its season premiere on September 24.
To celebrate Grey’s Anatomy 250th episode, the cast of the ABC drama honored other cinematic giants such as Bridesmaids, Mean Girls, Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, The Matrix, The Graduate, and other film masterpieces by recreating posters in front of a green screen, according to Wetpaint. Grey’s Anatomy fans are now encouraged to collaborate and Photoshop the posters.
Chandra Wilson, the organizer of the #GA250GreenScreenChallenge (the Twitter hashtag for the ABC show’s creative idea), announced the winners of Photoshopped posters during #TGIT.
— Caterina Scorsone (@caterinatweets) October 23, 2015
The Klein Crown was given to the most accurate recreation of the poster, while the Bohkee Medal of Honor will be shipped to the most creative idea, according to Variety.
— Sarah Drew (@SarahDrewGreys) October 30, 2015
— jerrika hinton (@hellojerrika) October 30, 2015
Winners of the #GA250GreenScreenChallenge will also get their Photoshopped images autographed by the entire cast of the ABC show and tweeted out via the Twitter accounts of the cast.
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