The Jane the Virgin spinoff is officially ago at The CW. The network announced that the newly-titled Jane the Novela is among four pilots it is picking up for the 2019-2020 TV season.
Vulture previously reported that the network was considering a Jane the Virgin spin-off, to carry on the spirit of Jane the Virgin after the show makes its final bow this television season. Now the details have emerged and they’re pretty great.
Jane the Novela will be a telenovela-inspired anthology series. Each season of the show will be a different telenovela written by Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) and narrated by the author herself. The first season of the show will take place at Napa Valley vineyard. That, my friends, is how you spinoff.
At the 2019 TCA winter press tour, Gina Rodriguez confirmed that she will narrate the series and said she was confident the show will be picked up.
“Oh yes. You wanna talk about manifesting your future? It will go. The pilot is unbelievable,” she said. “(Valentina Garza) has put together a phenomenal spinoff.”
Jane the Novela will be written by longtime Jane the Virgin writer Valentina Garza. Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin creator/showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman, Ben Silverman, Joanna Klein, and Emily Gipson will executive produce the series, with Jane the Virgin director Brad Silberling serving as a director and executive producer on the series.
The Jane the Virgin spin-off has a lot of competition, as do all proposed projects during development season. Other TV shows also being considered by The CW include: A Dorian Gray adaptation. An adaptation of Victoria Schwab’s City of Ghosts book series. And a reboot of The 4400.
Other pilots picked up by The CW include, the Riverdale spinoff, Katy Keene, and reboots for The Lost Boys and Nancy Drew. It’s a spinoffs and reboots’ world, we’re just all living in it.
Jane the VirginSeason 5 will return March 27, 2019 and it will be the show’s last. You can read more about the upcoming season here.