Romeo & Juliet Latino Fox

Fox Developing Latino Romeo & Juliet Drama Set in Los Angeles Music Scene

Just as the Capulets waged war with the Montagues (over… you know… that reason) in Romeo & Juliet, it seems the broadcast networks are also finding themselves at odds over the Shakespearean classic.

Fox is cooking up a modern-day version of the star-crossed story, one which takes place in the world of Los Angeles’ music and radio industry, our sister site Deadline reports. (So, Empire meets… Empire?) The project, yet to be titled, is being written/executive-produced by Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman.

Meanwhile, ABC is still developing its Romeo & Juliet sequel — yes, sequel — series Still Star-Crossed, based on Melinda Taub’s 2013 novel.

Can you see yourself making room on your DVR for either of these shows? And, more importantly, when did Romeo & Juliet become the new vampires zombies? Drop a comment with all of your thoughts below.


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  1. Steven says:

    Fox tried a Romeo & Juliet show based in Los Angeles back in 2003 called Skin which took place in the porno industry. It starred Olivia Wilde and lasted only 8 episodes.

  2. Et al. says:

    Every time I read about something in development at Fox, I check the calendar to see if it’s April 1st.

  3. Ivan says:

    Oh, man. The anti-diversity brigade aren’t gonna take this lying down.

  4. D says:

    A Latino musical version of Romeo and Juliette…sounds familiar

  5. A fan of TV says:

    A Romeo & Juliet sequel would be what? A genre-bending romantic zombie drama? Would the zombies in this universe feel or would it be about R&J taking out their self-obsessed, murderous families? Would there also be dragons? What about the script? Would it be in iambic pentameter and/or Shakespearean verse? (I could just read the book, but it was more fun to imagine a ridiculous premise!)

    I’d be potentially interested in a limited series based on R&J, but once you get out of the ‘they die at the end’ thing to stretch the story over multiple seasons, or turn it into a will-they-won’t-they thing, its just not worth calling it an R&J tale because the tragedy is what makes it R&J.

  6. B says:

    John Leguizamo as one of the patriarchs.

  7. dj says:

    Ugh…let’s vote on how many episodes before it gets the axe. Maybe 3?

  8. Jess says:

    sounds interesting. I would watch it

  9. kmw says:

    Neither show interests me

  10. Eh says:

    I’ll save everybody the trouble of watching. Romeo kills himself after seeing what he thought was Juliet’s dead body. Juliet wakes up and see dead Romeo and kills herself.

  11. Dori says:

    Anyone ever heard of West Side Story? Maria, Bernardo, etc were all Latino.

  12. tsevca says:

    Where is the world going… This is popular topic. You could find hundreds of things with it – books, plays, movies, ahows etc. But do all those have the need to stress it´s Romeo and Juliet inspired? No, unless the inspiration is very strong. But since now everything has to be a remake, they call everything that doesn´t have easy romance in the center Romeo and Juliet. Their need to feed off that famous piece already cost them some points with me.