ABC Family has ordered two Romeo and Juliet-themed pilots based on two young-adult novels, reports THR. Recovery Road, based on the 2011 book by Blake Nelson, centers on a high school girl who finds love at rehab, where she’s seeking treatment for a drinking and temper problem, and what happens to the couple once they leave recovery.
Juliet Immortal is based on the 2012 book by Stacey Jay and is described as a paranormal love story revolving around Romeo and Juliet, who meet again as enemies. Juliet was murdered by her new husband, Romeo, as a sacrifice to ensure his immortality.
What he didn’t anticipate, however, is that Juliet would be granted eternity and spend her days fighting her former beloved to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. ABC Family also has The Falls, author Nicholas Sparks’ modern reimagining of William Shakespeare’s literary classic, in development.