Young British actor Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens) has been cast as Romeo opposite Clara Rugaard’s Juliet in ABC drama pilot Still Star-Crossed, from Shondaland and ABC Studios.

Written by Heather Mitchell based on the book by Melinda Taub, Still Star-Crossed is set in 16th century Verona and picks up where William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet left off. Because of the premise, both Romeo and Juliet are guest-starring roles in the pilot, which charts the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate.

The story centers on Rosaline (Lashana Lynch), a gorgeous, intelligent and headstrong Capulet and Juliet’s cousin who is ordered to marry Benvolio (Wade Briggs), a Montague. Regular cast also includes Zuleikha Robinson, Anthony Head, Grant Bowler, Torrance Coombs and Ebonée Noel. Filming of the pilot starts this week in Spain.

Laviscount played the series regular role of Earl Grey on the first season of Fox’s Scream Queens and recurred on Episodes and Skins. He is repped by Gersh, Industry Entertainment and Waring & McKenna.