ABC might just have found the motherlode of tween girl TV bait: The alphabet network is said to be lining up a series retelling Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the woman who brought Twilight to the big screen. Abandon all hope.
Something that isn’t clear from Deadline’s report on this development is whether the series will be an extrapolation or faithful retelling of the original… in other words, whether there’s a plan to keep going with the series and delay the tragic ending if it’s a hit. It will, however, be set in its original Renaissance-era Verona setting, as Shakespeare intended, a faithfulness that suggests that there won’t suddenly be a love triangle set up just in time for sweeps. Developing…
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