Gina Rodriguez
Jennie Snyder Urman and Gina Rodriguez of the television show 'Jane the Virgin' speak during the CW segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 31, 2019. in Pasadena, California. Frederick M. Brown / Stringer

The CW has officially greenlit a “Jane The Virgin” spinoff titled “Jane The Novela.” The spinoff series will see the return of the main character of “Jane The Virgin,” Jane Gloriana Villanueva, to be played by Gina Rodriguez, who will serve as the narrator of the show. The series’ first season has been drafted, and details will absolutely delight fans.

“Jane The Virgin,” a loose adaptation of the Venezuelan series “Juana La Virgen,” will come to its fifth and final season after almost five years of television run. Series creator Jennie Snyder Urman shared how she and the rest of the cast members became emotional as the team concludes “Jane The Virgin” Season 5.

Both Urman and Rodriguez are proud to have represented the Latin family in mainstream television. Rodriguez planned to explore other venues like producing and directing series similar to “Jane The Virgin” as it “empowers young girls to see Latin characters.”

As for the final season of “Jane The Virgin,” Urman guarantees that viewers will get the closure they are hoping for. One of the plots of Season 5 will cover the mysterious return from the dead of Jane’s husband, Michael.

The success of “Jane The Virgin” inspired a spinoff series, “Jane The Novela.” The spinoff will be taken from Jane’s written novela and will consist of new stories every season. The first news of a spinoff came from Rodriguez, when she posted a photo on her Instagram account confirming the spinoff rumors. In a gist, “Jane The Novela” will be narrated by Jane.

An official sypnosis was released with details: “A telenovela anthology series in the tradition of Jane the Virgin, where each season is based on a different fictional novel ‘written by’ Jane Villanueva and narrated by the author herself.”

The first season, reportedly titled “Tar & Roses,” will revolve around family secrets bound to be revealed, set against the beautiful Napa Valley and art scene in San Francisco. Many relate the first season to Jane’s historical romance novel called “Snow Falling.”

Rodriguez will executive produce the series with Urman as showrunner. Valentina Garza, “Jane The Virgin” writer, will co-produce and write. Brad Silberling, on the other hand, with serve as director for “Jane The Novela.”

Stay tuned for more updates on “Jane The Virgin” Season 5, which will be shown on March 27, and its spinoff “Jane The Novela.”

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