It’s not over ’til it’s over, and sometimes not even then. Although it’s not technically “cancelled,” the Jane the Virgin TV show will finish its original run on The CW with the upcoming fifth season, but the story may not end there. The network is developing a Jane the Virgin spin-off, which is still untitled. The current idea is for an anthology series featuring characters from Jane’s novel, and Jane Villanueva herself (i.e. Gina Rodriguez) may narrate the new series.
A satirical CW telenovela, Jane the Virgin stars Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas, Ivonne Coll, Jaime Camil, and Justin Baldoni. Although saving herself for marriage, Jane (Rodriguez) gets pregnant, thanks to accidental artificial insemination, which turns her life upside down. Although no premiere date has been announced, the fifth and final season of Jane the Virgin is expected to debut in January.
Variety has learned that the network is developing a spin-off of the critically acclaimed series with original series writer and co-executive producer Valentina Garza onboard to write and executive produce the new project. Garza has been with the original series since its third season and has also written for shows like “The Simpsons,” “Bordertown,” “George Lopez,” and “Los Beltrán.”
In addition, “Jane the Virgin” creator Jennie Snyder Urman, series star Gina Rodriguez, and series executive producers Ben Silverman and Brad Silberling are set to executive produce the spin-off, with Silberling also attached to direct. Joanna Klein and Emily Gipson will also executive produce. CBS Television Studios will produce along with Sutton Street Productions, Rodriguez’s I Can and I Will Productions, and Silverman’s Propagate Content. Snyder Urman and Rodriguez are both under overall deals at CBS TV Studios.
The official plot details for the spin-off are being kept under wraps, but it is known that it will not be based on any characters currently appearing on “Jane the Virgin.” According to sources, the series will be an anthology with each season based on a fictional novel written by Jane Villanueva (Rodriguez), with Rodriguez potentially onboard to narrate.
What do you think? Do you plan to tune in for the final season of the Jane the Virgin TV series on The CW. Are you up for a spin-off? Sound off in the comments.