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Who's ready for a dramatic story about a 23-year-old virgin who accidentally gets artificially inseminated with the sperm of a dreamy billionaire? Because that's what CW has coming this fall. Jane the Virgin is said to be a loose adaptation of a Venezuelan telenovela. Gina Rodriguez stars as the titular virgin, whose life is turned upside down by an erroneous insemination. These things happen.
Jane the Virgin comes from executive producers Jennie Snyder Urman, Ben Silverman, Gary Pearl, Jorge Granier and Brad Silbering. Here's the official synopsis for the series.
When Jane Villanueva was a young girl, her grandmother, Alba, convinced her of two things: telenovelas are the highest form of entertainment, and women must protect their virginity at all costs. Now age 23, Jane is a driven young woman studying to become a teacher, nursing a dream to be a writer, and supporting herself with a job at a hot new Miami hotel. All the years of watching telenovelas with the two women who raised her – her sexy, young-at-heart mother, Xiomara, and her still-devout grandmother, Alba – have given Jane a slightly unrealistic view of romance. Still, she is determined not to make the same mistake her mother made – becoming an unwed mother at 16.
CW has only released the 30-second spot for Jane the Virgin, which barely seems to scratch the surface of this whacky premise. Looking at the synopsis, there's more potential in this story, like the conflict involving her fiance, and the fact that Jane is carrying some billionaire's baby. Hopefully we'll get a bigger peek at this drama in the near future. In the meantime, it looks like it could be cute.
UPDATE: Here's a clip that shows Jane learning she's pregnant. And obviously it's a shock.
And this preview image shows her as a mermaid. Not a real one, obviously...
The CW has Jane The Virgin on the schedule for Monday night at 9:00 p.m., airing after The Originals. Check out the full 2014-2015 lineup here.