Jane the Virgin is heading into its final season, but fans don’t have to say goodbye to the show entirely. The CW has ordered a pilot for a Jane the Virgin spinoff series called Jane the Novela, reports Entertainment Weekly. The series will be a telenovela anthology in which each season is based on a novel “written by” Jane the Virgin lead character Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez)—and narrated by Jane, too.
According a statement the CW gave E! Online, the series synopsis is “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 installment takes place at a Napa Valley Vineyard, where family secrets (and family members) don’t stay buried for long.” Fans of the show know that Jane published a historical romance novel, Snow Falling, in Season 3.
The first season is being referred to as “Tar & Roses” and it “takes place at the intersection of Napa Valley wine country and the San Francisco art scene,” reports Deadline.
Gina Rodriguez is “potentially onboard” to narrate the new series, though further details hasn’t yet been confirmed, reports Variety.
Whether she narrates the show or not, Rodriguez will be back as an executive producer, as will Jane the Virgin creator and showrunner Jennie-Snyder Urman, reports Variety. The other executive producers include Jane the Virgin writer Valentina Garza, who will also write the new series, and Brad Silberling, who will direct the series. Rounding out the executive producers list are Ben Silverman, Joanna Klein, Emily Gipson, Jorge Granier and Gary Pearl. CBS Television Studios is producing, along with Jennie Snyder-Urman’s Sutton Street Productions, Gina Rodriguez’s I Can and I Will Productions, and Silverman’s Propagate Content.