'Pretty Little Liars' Grad Boards Shondaland's 'Still Star-Crossed' (Exclusive)

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ABC's Romeo and Juliet follow-up is rounding out its cast.

Pretty Little Liars alum Sterling Sulieman has landed a role in the network's Shondaland pilot Still Star-Crossed, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Based on the book by Melinda Taub, the period drama picks up where Romeo and Juliet left off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers' tragic fate.

Sulieman is set to play Prince Escalus, the sovereign of Verona who has recently returned after spending seven years in the court of Venice. Intelligent, wise and idealistic, he is forced to make some very difficult decisions to protect the city he loves.

He joins a cast that includes Reign star Torrance Coombs, Home and Away's Wade Briggs and Medalion Rahimi.

Grey's Anatomy and Scandal's Heather Mitchell will pen the script and exec produce alongside Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Michael Goldstein is also onboard as an executive producer. Michael Offer is set to direct the pilot.

Sulieman, whose credits also include 24 and The Vampire Diaries, is repped by APA and The Green Room.

Keep up with all the latest pickups, castings and eventual series orders with THR's handy guide to pilot season.