While Jane the Virgin may be ending after this current season on The CW, it does appear as though the network has found a rather-unique way already to continue the series in some shape or form.
According to a new report coming in right now via Deadline, The CW is developing what is apparently an anthology series that is meant to be very much soapy and set in a similar telenovela world than what you see from Jane the Virgin itself. What makes things a little bit different here is that it’s not actually set in the world of Jane the Virgin in a traditional sense. Instead, each season is going to be a different “book” that is written by Jane, with Gina Rodriguez serving as the series’ narrator. The first season would be entitled Tar & Roses would be set around both the Napa Valley wine country and then also the San Francisco art scene.
This show could end up being really fun, provided of course that the majority of people do but into the overall illusion of it — basically meaning that they can get on board with the idea of something that is dramatic but also fun and gets people talking and tweeting. One of the biggest questions that we do have going into this is whether or not viewers will buy into the story if it is basically the product of another physical character. Basically, if we know that this is the product of Jane the character rather than some mystery entity that we are supposed to believe is real life, will this show work anywhere near as well? We have to wait and see on that.
The earliest that we could see this show on the air is in the fall of 2019, but our advice on it is rather simple: Have patience, and certainly do not try to rush something out here just for the sake of doing so. It’s possible that we could get a lot of great stuff out of this series, but it needs to be the right story and air at the right time. There’s really zero reason to rush things along here and with that, we rather hope that they do not.
If one batch of episodes does not end up working for whatever reason, the luxury with this show is rather simple: It can just take a deep breath, a step back, and then find a way to dive into something else totally different.
What do you think about the idea of this Jane the Virgin spin-off series, and do you really think that this could end up working? Be sure to share some of your thoughts in the attached comments. (Photo: The CW.)