Torrance Coombs to exit Reign – Joins ABC’s Still Star-Crossed

Reign star Torrance Coombs and Home and Away‘s Wade Briggs have nabbed key roles in the network’s Shondaland drama pilotStill 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.

Coombs — who has starred for three seasons as Bash on The CW’s Reign — will exit the drama at season’s end and take on the role of Count Paris, who is described as “your basic Prince Charming.” The Count of Mantua, he is betrothed to marry Juliet — whom he’s never met — and is saddened when she dies. The character is rumored to be the show’s central villain.

Though he couldn’t discuss his character’s exit from Reign, Coombs posted this tweet shortly after the Still Star-Crossed news broke:

Source: THR