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Jane the Virgin is an American comedy-drama television series airing on The CW. It is a loose adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen, created by Perla Farías.

Premise

Set in Miami, the series will detail the surprising and unforeseen events that take place in the life of Jane Villanueva, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman whose family tradition and a vow to save her virginity until her marriage to a detective is shattered when a doctor accidentally artificially inseminates her by mistake during a checkup. And to make matters worse, the biological donor is a married man, a former playboy and cancer survivor who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works, but was also her former teenage crush.

Starring

Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva
Andrea Navedo as Xiomara Villanueva
Yael Grobglas as Petra Solano
Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano
Ivonne Coll as Alba Villanueva
Brett Dier as Michael Cordero
Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega
and Anthony Mendez as The Narrator

Recurring cast

Yara Martinez as Luisa Alver
Rafael Solano's half-sister and an OB/GYN
Bridget Regan as Rose
Emilio Solano's wife and Luisa Alver's lover
Priscilla Barnes as Magda
Petra's scheming mother
Yael Grobglas as Anezka
Anezka the evil twin sister of Petra and Madga's other daughter
Diane Guerrero as Lina
Jane's childhood best friend
Azie Tesfai as Nadine Hanson
Michael Cordero's partner at the Miami Police Department
Jenna Ortega as Young Jane
Jane at 10 years old
Brian Dare as Luca
Jane's friend and colleague at The Marbella
Keller Wortham as Esteban Santiago
Rogelio's arch nemesis and rival
Wes Armstrong as Scott Archuletta
Emilio Solano's assistant
Carlo Rota as Emilio Solano (Season 1)
Rafael and Luisa's cold father
Dennis Mencia as Mateo Villanueva (Season 2)
the 28-year-old husband of Alba
Rosie Garcia as Young Alba (Season 2)
25-year-old Alba Villanueva
Megan Ketch as Susanna Barnett (Season 2)
Greg Collins as Armstrong, Michael and Nadine's superior.
Christopher Corbin as Ivan Rogachevsky, Milos' henchman.
Michael Rady as Lachlan Moore, Petra's ex-fiancé and Rafael's nemesis.
Alano Miller as Roman and Aaron Zazo (Season 1), Rafael's college roommate, Roman, and Roman's estranged brother Aaron.
Camille Collard as Frankie (Season 1), Jane's friend and colleague at The Marbella.
Adam Rodriguez as Jonathan Chavez (Season 2), Jane's first grad professor and thesis advisor
Melanie Mayron as Professor Donaldson (Season 2), Jane's second thesis advisor.

Special Guest Stars

Fabiana Udenio as Elena Di Nola, Rafael Solano's absent mother
Castulo Guerra as Manuel De La Vega, Rogelio's father
and Rita Moreno as Liliana De La Vega, Rogelio's mother

Structure

Jane the Virgin, an adaptation of a telenovela but itself just incorporating elements of the genre, employs a number of storytelling gags and references to real telenovelas.

Jane's story is told through a specific theme for each season:

Season 1 is the story of Jane's journey from accidental insemination to childbirth
Season 2 is Jane's discovery of motherhood and how it informs her identity
Season 3 will be the journey of growing up and what that costs.

The story itself is told like a book with chapters, which are added into parts of Jane's story. So far, it goes as following:

PART 1Chapter One to Chapter Twenty-Two
PART 2Chapter Twenty-Three to Chapter Fifty-Four
PART 3Chapter Fifty-Five to *Series Finale*[1]

Part 3 is the last part of the story

Episodes

Main article: Episode Guide

Accolades

Peabody
2014 Peabody Award Winner[2]
Jane the Virgin is the 2015 People's Choice Winner for Favorite New TV Comedy[3]
Jane the Virgin was nominated for 2 Golden Globes Awards for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy and Gina Rodriguez won Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy.

Trivia

  • The series airs Monday nights in the 9 p.m. (ET/PT)/8 p.m. (CT) timeslot.
  • There were three additional scripts ordered for the series.[4]
  • Jane the Virgin is the first series from The CW to be nominated for and win a Golden Globe Award[5][6]
  • Jane the Virgin is breaking ground in TV motherhood depictions.[7][8][9]
  • Jane the Virgin aired on ABSCBN. But only exclusive to the Philippines.
    • Jane the Virgin airs in the Philippines however not anymore in ABSCBN. It airs in Starworld.

Photos

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Media

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References

  1. "In my mind, it’s a three-part narrative and this is a giant seismic shift that happened around our midpoint. So, you know, they’re not equal thirds" http://www.vulture.com/2017/02/jane-the-virgin-showrunner-shocking-twist.html?
  2. http://www.peabodyawards.com/award-profile/jane-the-virgin
  3. http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/awards/nominees/?year=2015 2015 PCA Winner's List
  4. http://deadline.com/2014/09/the-flash-jane-the-virgin-additional-scripts-cw-838768
  5. http://www.goldenglobes.com/person/gina-rodriguez
  6. http://www.vulture.com/2015/01/see-gina-rodriguezs-heartwarming-globes-speech.html
  7. http://www.vulture.com/2015/11/jane-the-virgin-radical-depiction-of-early-motherhood.html
  8. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jarettwieselman/jane-the-virgin-wants-to-make-america-great-again#.omrp0rQvz
  9. http://www.vulture.com/2015/05/single-motherhood-on-jane-the-virgin.html

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