The CW is building on the success of Jane the Virgin by announcing a spin-off series for the show, according to a report by Entertainment Tonight. A representative from the network confirmed the news on Tuesday, revealing that the upcoming series is currently in development.
While details on the currently untitled project are scarce beyond the announcement, Gina Rodriguez, who portrays the original series' namesake Jane Villanueva, has been named as an executive producer. Jennie Snyder Urman, Ben Silverman, Joanna Klein, and Emily Gipson have all been listed as executive producers attached to the project, as well.
The news on the spin-off comes on the heels of the announcement that Jane the Virgin will be returning in 2019 for its fifth and final season. After leaving viewers up in the air after a shocking Season 4 finale back in April, there is no doubt that fans of the show are anticipating its return.
According to a recap by Entertainment Tonight, Jane and Rafael appeared to be heading toward an engagement, but the series played true to its telenovela roots by dropping an unexpected bombshell that threw everything into flux -- and left everything up in the air for the coming final season.
The CW has developed its content by embracing a collection of cult shows that each has a dedicated fanbase. Back in April, the network announced the renewal of ten of its series, including the Jane the Virgin, according to a report by Entertainment Tonight. Among those receiving their renewals are all five of the DC Comics series, which sees Season 7 of Arrow, Season 5 of The Flash, Season 4 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Season 4 of Supergirl, and Season 2 of Black Lightning all coming soon.