Fox Developing ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Inspired Series Featuring A Latino Music Family

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Following the success of “Empire,” Fox is set to come up with another drama about a family from the music industry. This time, its focus will be with the Latin community and the series will take inspiration from “Romeo & Juliet.”

Deadline reported that the planned TV show will be set in Los Angeles and will involve a “new Latino wealth in the music and radio industry.” The network tapped Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman to serve as writers and executive producers, but the series remains untitled at the moment.

This is the second time Fox is attempting to do another series with a Latino twist and an “Empire” flavor, according to TV Guide. Fox executives previously planned the pilot for “Urban Cowboy,” however it was not picked up as a series.

Fox isn’t the only network developing a series based on “Romeo & Juliet” as ABC has “Star-Crossed,” based on the book with the same name. It was written by Heather Mitchell and is regarded as an unofficial sequel to the classic story.