‘Scandal’ creator Shonda Rhimes is developing a TV sequel to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

The 45-year-old small screen mogul has teamed up with "Scandal" writer Heather Mitchell to create ‘Still Star-Crossed’, a drama which continues the story of The Bard’s Capulets and Montagues families in the wake of the lovers’ deaths, reported Entertainment Weekly.

Mitchell is set to write the script and executive produce the programme with Rhimes and her longtime producing partner Betsy Beers.

In addition to ‘Scandal’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, Rhimes is working on other new shows including a series centred on a group of nuns at a Bronx, New York convent, an Army medical drama and a divorce comedy.