'Jane the Virgin' season 3 spoilers, news: Creator teases characters' growth, talks about Jane's first night

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“Jane the Virgin” season 3 will be more than Jane (Gina Rodriguez) losing her virginity to a still unknown lucky man. That is the takeaway from creator Jennie Snyder Urman’s recent interview where she previewed what is in store for fans in the upcoming installment of the dramedy.

“This year’s theme is about growing up in a real, deeper way,” Urman spilled to Entertainment Weekly. “All of our characters are taking major steps forward.”

The forthcoming season will pick up mere moments after the previous season’s cliffhanger, meaning, fans will not have to wait with bated breath to find out whether Michael (Brett Dier) lives or not. And regardless of what happens to Jane’s new husband, the shared history between the two will be explored amplifying the drama in the episode.

“You’re going to be learning a lot more history than you knew originally…. You’ll figure out how the past impacts the present,” Urman added after revealing that details of how Michael and Jane ended up dating will be incorporated through flashbacks.

Addressing the elephant in the room, which is Jane’s first night with a lover, Urman was still coy about details. Although, she shared that it will eventually go down sometime in the first half of the season. As of now, bets on who Jane will first spend her night with are between husband Michael if he survives, and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) as both guys have significant links to her. But to complicate things further, another guy from Jane’s past will be thrown into the mix. Played by Miles Gaston, the actor will play the heroine’s childhood crush who may also be a plausible choice for the much-anticipated event.

“I really feel the balance of our show works best when it has all of these different elements,” Urman added as she reflected on the fascination people have with “Jane the Virgin”. “As long as we have a lot of those elements going on, which is the trick of the show, it can hopefully speak to and affect a lot of different kinds of people.”

“Jane the Virgin” season 3 will premiere on Oct. 17 on The CW.