Jane the Novela Finds Lead in Jacqueline Grace Lopez Jane the Novela Finds Lead in Jacqueline Grace Lopez
Jane the Virgin spinoff Jane the Novela has found its lead in East Los High alum Jacqueline Grace Lopez, who will play an art... Jane the Novela Finds Lead in Jacqueline Grace Lopez

Deadline is reporting that Jane the Virgin spinoff Jane the Novela has found its lead in East Los High alum Jacqueline Grace Lopez. She’ll be playing Estela, an up-and-coming art curator forced to deal with the ramifications of a huge family secret.

From Jane the Virgin writer Valentina Garza, Jane the Novela is described as a telenovela-inspired anthology where each season is a novel “written by” Jane lead Jane Villanueva, with Gina Rodriguez set to provide narration. The first season of Jane the Novela takes place at a vineyard in Napa Valley and follows Estela as she’s forced to live a double life.

In addition to her role on the Hulu drama, Rodriguez’s television credits include Light as a Feather, General Hospital, and Fan Wars

Jane the Novela is part of a CW pilot slate that includes Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene; DC-verse spinoff Batwoman; new takes on The Lost Boys and Nancy Drew; and Glamorous, which features a gender non-conforming lead character.

Shilo Adams

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