Monday, May 15, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 'STILL STAR CROSSED' ROMEO & JULIET SEQUEL TV SERIES STARRING WADE BRIGGS, TORRANCE COOMBS, ANTHONY HEAD, GRANT BOWLER

 'STILL STAR CROSSED'
NEW PERIOD SET TV SERIES  
I have a very distinct feeling ABC will cancel this one around or before its fifth episode, but some of you might still give STILL STAR CROSSED, the small screen adaptation of Melinda Taub's novel, a go when it starts airing at ABC this late spring, Monday, May 29th! The mini series picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, fight for power and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate.
AFTER THE LOVERS' DEATH  
In the wake of Romeo and Juliet’s tragic deaths, the Montague and Capulet rivalry escalates. A new royal takes the throne and struggles to determine what is best for his city when Verona becomes an epicentre of mayhem.
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 or 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. 
 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 one’s 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.

16 comments:

  1. Whatever the merits of the series might or might not be -- GORGEOUS costumes!

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    1. although not at all historically accurate, that seems to be the trend with the period set series these days

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  2. I'll wait to see what happens with this one and probably catch it on Netflix if it survives more than one season.

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    1. I'm not sure it will survive more than half a season :) ABC does have a tendency of killing this kind of troublesome shows after two weeks like they did with TIME AFTER TIME and OF KINGS AND PROPHETS last year

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  3. Sounds atmospheric and fantastic, gorgeous costumes...and chimney!

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    1. where's the chimney! :) Oh, in the first cast photo!

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  4. It has all the elements of a great series, but one never knows. Since I get all my series on Netflix, I'll see how many episodes they produce.

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    1. they're all produced, about ten methinks, but I have a feeling they will cancel them soon and not air them all

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    1. sometimes I wish we still dressed like that, and then I think about it and say not :)

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  6. Dahlink, I had a tiny accident whilst gardening. Fell down on my ankle and broke a small bit off on a bone. I'm doing okay, but am stuck inside which we all know I hate. I will stop back in later tonight to say hello.

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    1. How many times have I told you to be careful in your garden with those decrepit knees of yours, sister, how many??? Hubby needs to give you a good preaching about it!

      Will you be able to walk normally again? Freaking hell!

      Dahlink, I've had 250,000, that is quarter of a million, visits in a single day yesterday, due to a post on Irish Myths!

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  7. The x-rays came back today and I just chipped the bone. I will have a special boot to wear for a little while, then I'll be okay. Tomorrow I will go back to the doctor to get the boot. It will be big and ugly dahlink. I shall be hideous!

    I am not surprised so many people turned up to see us. We is such beautiful enchanting peoples.

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    1. how many chipped parts do you now have in you, deary? Can you bathe and wash normally? You must be very careful so that Fang doesn't kill you by running around your new boot. Hope you are not it pain :(

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  8. That guy is hot and I love the costumes :)

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    1. Which one, there are many hots ones in this one

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)