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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.[1]

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
Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano
Ivonne Coll as Alba Villanueva
Brett Dier as Michael Cordero (until 54)
Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega
Aiden Tiago as Mateo Solano Villanueva (until 54)
Joseph Sanders as Mateo Solano Villanueva (5564)
Elias Janssen as Mateo Solano Villanueva (65 -)
and Anthony Mendez as The Narrator

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

Recurring cast

Brett Dier as Michael Cordero
Miami PD Detective on the Sin Rostro case, who loves Jane
Yara Martinez as Luisa Alver
An OB/GYN and Rafael Solano's sister
Priscilla Barnes as Magda
Petra's scheming mother
Jenna Ortega as Young Jane
Jane at 10 years old
Bridget Regan as Rose Solano
A former lawyer, Emilio Solano's wife and Luisa Alver's lover
Wes Armstrong as Scott Archuletta
Emilio Solano's assistant
Diane Guerrero as Lina Santillan
Jane's childhood best friend
Azie Tesfai as Nadine Hanson
Michael Cordero's partner at the Miami Police Department
Yael Grobglas as Anezka
Anezka the evil twin sister of Petra and Madga's other daughter
Christopher Allen as Dennis Chambers
Michael's colleague, best friend and former co-worker

Guest starring

Megan Ketch as Susanna Barnett (Season 2)
Greg Collins as Armstrong
Brian Dare as Luca
Melanie Mayron as Professor Donaldson (Season 2)
Christopher Corbin as Ivan Rogachevsky
Keller Wortham as Esteban Santiago
Alano Miller as Roman and Aaron Zazo (Season 1)
Carlo Rota as Emilio Solano (Season 1)
Michael Rady as Lachlan Moore
Camille Collard as Frankie (Season 1)
Dennis Mencia as Mateo Villanueva (Season 2)
Rosie Garcia as Young Alba
Adam Rodriguez as Jonathan Chavez (Season 2)

Format

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 is the journey of growing up and what that costs
Season 4

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*[2]

Part 3 is the last part of the story

Episodes

Main article: Episode Guide

Accolades

Peabody
2014 Peabody Award Winner[3]
Jane the Virgin is the 2015 People's Choice Winner for Favorite New TV Comedy[4]
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

  • In the US the series airs Friday nights on The CW in the 9 p.m. (ET/PT)/8 p.m. (CT) time slot.
  • 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]

Photos

Jane the Virgin

Media

Jane the Virgin Cast Greatness
– BUZZFEED january 2016

References

  1. The Woman Behind The New "Jane The Virgin" Narrator (October 2017)
  2. "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?
  3. http://www.peabodyawards.com/award-profile/jane-the-virgin
  4. http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/awards/nominees/?year=2015 2015 PCA Winner's List
  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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