Jane the Virgin is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jennie Snyder Urman as a loose adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen created by Perla Farías, about a devout young woman who finds her life turned upside down when she is artificially inseminated by accident.
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.
Jane has managed to find a wonderful fiancé: a handsome, hard-working detective named Michael, who loves her enough to accept her detailed timeline for their future together and even her insistence on "saving herself" until they're married.
All of Jane's meticulous life plans are turned upside down, however, when she sees her doctor for a routine check-up and is accidentally artificially inseminated with a specimen meant for the patient in the next room.
To make matters worse, the biological donor is a married man, a former playboy and cancer survivor who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works, but was also her former teenage crush.
Jane's life has suddenly become as dramatic and complicated as the telenovelas she has always loved.
Jane the Virgin is executive produced by Electus' Ben Silverman, Gary Pearl and Jorge Granier.