Hunter Parrish to Star in JANE THE VIRGIN Spinoff
Jane the Novela is a soapy, telenovela-inspired anthology series in the tradition of Jane the Virgin, where each season is based on a different fictional novel "written by" Jane Villanueva.
The first installment takes place at the intersection of Napa Valley wine country and the San Francisco art scene and pairs family SECRETS and sins of the past with twists, tropes, and a bloody bottle of red. It centers on Estela (Lopez), an up-and-coming art curator who has spent years playing it safe and coloring within the lines. But a shocking secret changes everything and forces her to live a double life.
Jane the Novela mirrors the setup of the original series. It too follows a driven, imaginative twentysomething Latina woman (Lopez) who is torn between her boyfriend, Luen, and Felix (Parrish), a handsome, rich guy.
Parrish's Felix is Napa's most eligible bachelor and heir apparent to his family's winery. Although his future looks bright, Felix is tortured by the SECRETS of his past. Marcia Cross plays Felix's glamorous mother Renata.
Parrish is best-known for starring on Broadway as Melchior in Spring Awakening and Jesus in the revival of Godspell. He recently starred off-Broadway in Good Grief at the Vineyard Theatre.
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