Jaime Camil played Rogelio, telenovela star and Jane’s father, on the dramedy.
At this year’s ATX Television Festival in Austin, creator Jennie Snyder Urman said she’s excited for Rogelio’s storyline:
One thing I’m excited to do this year is that at a certain point Rogelio’s telenovela will end and they will be trying to adapt The Passions Of Santos into an American show called The Passions Of Steve and Rogelio is going to be fighting for his part in it. That’s a storyline I’m really excited to get into, talk about the crossover and what does that mean.”
She added that Rogelio’s character is all about escapism:
When you have a character like Rogelio, a lot of his journey is about escapism. If I want to make any statement I can put it into his time-travel telenovela where he’s inspiring the women’s suffrage in a sexy way and I can give a little bit of ‘this silly right’… it’s that combination of where nobody will want to hear me sitting an talking about what progress we still need in the women’s movement but I can do it through Rogelio and you guys can laugh.”
Season three of Jane the Virgin premieres this fall on The CW.
What do you think? Do you watch Jane the Virgin? Are you excited for season three?