Big changes will be seen when season 3 of The CW’s comedy drama “Jane the Virgin” returns to the small screen.
In an interview with TVLine, executive producer Jennie Urman shared, “We’re going to be exploring the idea of growing up and what that means for various people in our family. What do you hold onto and what do you let go of as you move forward?”
Specifically, Michael Cordero’s (Brett Dier) fate will be revealed very early on, while lead character Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) will be intimate with someone not too far in the future. Pregnant Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) may consider adoption, and Rose (Bridget Regan) and Luisa (Yara Martinez) will have dysfunctional couples’ therapy.
In a separate interview with GoldDerby, the showrunner shared her expectations of the series as it moves forward, “I want ‘Jane the Virgin’ to be a show that makes you feel a lot of things at once.” She also reflected on the shocking finale of season 2, when Jane found her new husband shot so soon after their wedding as he left their honeymoon suite.
“We really wanted that to be loaded with a lot of moments. I felt bad because I feel like we were doubling down on that wedding and making people feel all of this stuff and I knew that the ending was going to be shocking,” Urman explained.
She admitted that it can be challenging to bring out the comedy aspects of the narrative every week and at the same time, induce some “real heartfelt family drama” and a “telenovela twist” at the end that will make their audience want to come back for more. “It’s a hard show in general because I feel like each episode needs all of these different elements in order to get the alchemy right,” she mused.
Moreover, despite being reportedly snubbed at Emmys last year with only one nomination, Urman revealed that she is happy to be in contention. The series previously received Peabody Award and Golden Globe for Rodriguez as well as being nominated for Comedy Series in Globes and Critics Choice Awards.
Premiere date for season 3 of “Jane The Virgin” is yet to be scheduled by the network.