Still Star-Crossed: ABC Pilot Casts Danish Actress as Juliet

Still Star-Crossed Cast

Spoiler alert: Juliet dies at the end of Romeo & Juliet.

Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s say a (brief) hello to Danish actress Clara Rugaard, who will portray one of Shakespeare’s most famous lovers in the pilot of ABC’s Romeo & Juliet sequel Still Star-Crossed, our sister site Deadline reports.

Based on 2013 novel by Melinda Taub, Shondaland’s Still Star-Crossed documents the rocky relationship between the Capulet and Montague families in the wake of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths; Rugaard, along with a yet-to-be-cast Romeo, will appear as a guest star in the pilot.

Rugaard joins previously announced cast members Lashana Lynch as Rosaline, Wade Briggs (Home and Away) as Benvolio, Zuleikha Robinson (The Following) as Lady Capulet, Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Lord Capulet, Grant Bowler (Defiance) as Lord Montague, Torrance Coombs (Reign) as Paris and Ebonée Noel (Eye Candy) as Livia.

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