“How much are we going to cry on the finale,” emotional TV critics asked Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez and EP Jennie Snyder Urman, who came to TCA to talk about the fifth/final season of their CW telenovela.
“I cry a lot in the editing room,” Snyder Urman answered, because she wasn’t going to give away the ending. She did, however, tell them that one of their writers describes telenovela as “a pornography of emotion.”
“I want you to cry throughout the entire season,” Rodriguez promised critics.
They declined to discuss details of the return of Michael (Brett Dier), who died two seasons back but appears to have had a stunning resurrection, except to tease that critics “should hold out for a romantic ending in some way.”
But TV critics did not want to wait for their “pornography of emotion.” So they asked the two when did they realize they had the relationship they have. And, 15 years from now, presuming journalism still exists what would they tell a journalist doing a 20th anniversary retrospective of this groundbreaking show, they asked. Real tugging at the heartstrings stuff.
Snyder Urman said she did not think she could have a partnership like she has with Rodriguez, whose work ethic she described as “incredible” adding that Rodriguez had changed her as a person, helped her see the world in different ways, and want to write things that would be worthy of Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, in turn, called Snyder Urman “my role model, sister, muse”.
At that point, both women were weeping. Rodriguez took Snyder Urman’s hand and kissed it.
Rodriguez also told TV critics that CW chief Mark Pedowitz had advised her early in the series run, “Remember to enjoy every minute, because every chapter comes to an end.”
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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.