Axed: Jane the Virgin to end with fifth season

US series starring Gina Rodriguez is headed for a big fat telenovela finale.

Jane the Virgin is the latest US drama to confirm a final season is coming up.

Recently renewed for a fifth season, The CW has confirmed the next season will be its last, at US Upfronts.

Star Gina Rodriguez will direct two instalments in the 2018-2019 season, including the Season 5 premiere, and the executive producer and director Brad Silberling will direct the program’s series finale.

Showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman recently spoke to the New York Times: “You could see a million different happy endings for Jane in terms of who she ends up with — if she ends up with anyone. For me, her achieving what she wants to achieve in her life and balancing that with being the parent that she wants to be is my biggest dream and hope for her.

“For me, the biggest thing is to see how this new book comes together, and how things come full circle — how we feel like Jane as a character has changed from who we met to who she is now. I have some specific magical realism moments I want to see that we’ve been saving up. I ultimately want to see her dreams within reach, and I want her to have some of the success that she has fought so hard for. And of course, the difficulties that come with that,” she said.

“There will be weddings, yes. Different kinds of weddings. Especially in telenovelas, they do often build to a wedding, and we have telenovelas inside of telenovelas. The most important thing I will say is, we’re not going to end on a cliffhanger. We’re going to close things up. When I think about the season, I just keep seeing a circle, and bringing things full circle — that’s my goal in terms of the storytelling, the feeling and the mood.”

Jane the Virgin airs in Australia on FOX8.

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