Grant Bowler, Wade Briggs land US pilot

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Grant Bowler (Defiance, True Blood, Outrageous Fortune, Border Security, Ugly Betty) and Wade Briggs (Please Like Me, Home and Away) have been cast in a new pilot for the US ABC Network.

Still Star-Crossed is set in 16th century Verona and picks up where William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet left off.

The story centres on Rosaline (Lashana Lynch), a gorgeous, intelligent and headstrong Capulet and Juliet’s cousin who is ordered to marry Benvolio (Wade Briggs), a Montague. Bowler will play Lord Montague, described as hot but scary, rugged,a ruthless and brilliant man hellbent on raising his family’s fortunes, no matter the cost.

Written by Heather Mitchell (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) based on the book by Melinda Taub, the project comes from Shondaland and ABC Studios.

This marks the first US project for Wade Briggs, previously seen as the boyfriend of Josh in Please Like Me‘s first season.

Source: Deadline

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