The CW ordered two drama pilots Wednesday, including one eyebrow-raising title about a religious young woman who is “accidentally artificially inseminated.”
In Jane the Virgin, “a series of surprising and unforeseen events causes a hard-working, religious young Latina woman to be accidentally artificially inseminated.”
The project is adapted from the successful Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen. While it’s not clear yet how closely the show’s story will follow the original series, the Venezuelan version is about a 17-year-old who is impregnated due to a hospital error. After the baby’s biological father discovers the news, he falls in love with her despite being married. The show is from writer Jennie Snyder Urman (Emily Owens M.D., 90210) and producers Ben Silverman, Gary Pearl, Jorge Granier.
The network also ordered Identity. The logline: “When a young woman in need of a transplant learns she is related to a powerful family whose son is her only hope for a donor organ, the CIA approaches her to investigate the family’s involvement in domestic terrorism and to infiltrate their rarefied world. Her loyalty, morality and ethics are tested as she’s forced to slowly build a case against the family who saved her life.” That’s from writer Corinne Brinkerhoff and executive producers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin and Rob Golenberg & Alon Aranya.
The projects represent the first two pilots ordered by The CW this season.