Still Star-Crossed is missing from ABC’s midseason schedule, leading to speculation that the costume drama has been cancelled.
While that may yet transpire, ABC president Channing Dungey says the Romeo and Juliet sequel has been delayed until summer or fall 2017, due its ‘large scope,’ per Deadline:
“It has taken us a little longer than we thought it would’ve taken us.I’ve seen the first three episodes, and the fourth one is coming my way soon. It has all of the great hallmarks of a Shondaland project, but it also is very epic in terns of its scope and scale, and we did not want to rush it into a place where we felt like it wasn’t ready.
We are talking about [a] summer [premiere]; there is also a possibility that it becomes something for fall. It’s a bit TBD.”
Also missing from ABC’s midseason release schedule, Downward Dog, is slated for a summer 2017 premiere.
Is Still Star-Crossed effectively cancelled? Even if Season 1 goes to air, is the writing on the wall for Season 2? Stay tuned…