Following the death of her cousin Juliet, Rosaline Capulet finds herself in the middle of a political play to try and save Verona. Romeo’s death thrusts his cousin Benvolio Montague into a position of responsibility, as he becomes the sole heir to the Montague name and must abide by a sinister plan to solidify his family’s prominence. A newly crowned Prince Escalus is determined to end the bloodshed between the Montagues and Capulets, but his only solution forces him to decide between following his heart and protecting his kingdom. Eager to help her brother rule Verona, Princess Isabella finds herself drawn to the throne, but quickly realizes that obtaining power as a woman will require succumbing to a twisted scheme. The sparring families aren’t the only ones affected by Romeo and Juliet’s tragic fate. The keeper of Verona’s darkest confessions, Friar Lawrence, feels a deep responsibility for their deaths, along with the Capulet’s lifelong caretaker, the Nurse. She holds many secrets of her own, including the fact that she is tending to Count Paris, who was supposed to wed Juliet, but was left for dead after a brutal fight with Romeo.