'Jane The Virgin' season 5: News, spoilers, premiere date, theories and everything we know so far

22 February 2019, 14:02 | Updated: 22 February 2019, 14:06

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Jane The Virgin's season 5 premiere date is March 27, 2019. Jane The Virgin will be back to reveal whether Michael is really alive and where he's been all this time. Sophia Bush and Tommy Dorfman have been confirmed to appear in Jane The Virgin season 5, here's what to expect from the final 19 episodes of Jane The Virgin.

Jane The Virgin ended its fourth season with an unbelievable twist that is sure to set up an incredible fifth and final season. Fans were shocked after the show managed to perfectly execute the unexpected return of Michael Cordero in the season 4 finale. When does Jane The Virgin season 5 premiere? Who will guest star? And is Michael really alive on Jane The Virgin? It all points to a huge final season.

One Tree Hill alumna Sophia Bush has been confirmed to appear in Jane The Virgin season 5, as has 13 Reasons Why star, Tommy Dorfman. With the Michael mystery still on fans' minds, we wonder what role these new characters will play in unraveling the truth.

Here's all the news, spoilers and details you need to know about the fifth and final season of Jane The Virgin.

When does Jane The Virgin season 5 premiere?

Jane the Virgin season 5: release date, news, spoilers
Jane the Virgin season 5: release date, news, spoilers. Picture: The CW

Jane The Virgin season 5 will premiere on the CW on March 27, 2019.

The CW announced its Fall line up and Jane The Virgin was conspicuously absent from the Autumn roster. In November, The CW announced that the show will return on Wednesdays once All American wraps, but gave no official premiere date.

It has now been confirmed that Jane The Virgin will return on March 27.

via CW

Is season 5 the last season of Jane The Virgin?

Season 5 will be the last season of Jane The Virgin.

In April 2018, Jane executive producer Brad Silberling addressed the show's close saying, "Yes, we are heading into the final season. It is a wonderful final season of the show…this will only make real sense when you have seen the content of the fifth season of the show. It is exactly as it was laid out."

Jane The Virgin season 5 promo and trailer

In the Jane The Virgin season 5 promo, we see the rest of Jane's family getting the news about Michael Cordero. The promo promises answers to all of the fans' burning questions and even hints at Michael having a spot of amnesia.

How many episodes are in Jane The Virgin season 5?

The show will end on its 100th episode, meaning that season 5 will have 19 episodes.

Sophia Bush will appear in Jane The Virgin season 5

Justin Baldoni announced that Sophia Bush had been cast on Jane The Virgin in a role that fans would "not be happy about". Sophia also reacted to Justin's post, sharing the same snap and writing "beyond thrilled to be making some comedy alongside two of my favorite world-changers".

So, who is Sophia Bush playing on Jane The Virgin? Well, Justin hinted that viewers wouldn't be happy about it, so we're guessing her character is about to give fans some major heartburn.

In addition to Sophia Bush on Jane The Virgin, we also know that Tommy Dorfman will appear in the fifth and final season of the show as well.

Tommy Dorfman plays "Bobby", an associate of Sin Rostro. One thing is sure, if Bobby is team Sin Rostro, then he definitely spells trouble.

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4th Annual InStyle Awards - Arrivals. Picture: Getty

Gina Rodriguez will likely be directing some episodes in season 5.

Earlier this year, the show's star Gina Rodriguez that she was looking forward to directing again in season 5. In March 2018, Gina described directing as "the most incredible experience" and expressed a desire to do more directing in show's "final season".

Is Michael actually alive on Jane The Virgin? The internet has MANY theories...

Well, folks you saw it will your eyes. Michael Cordero is alive (???) and seemingly well (???) if the end of season 4 is to be believed. So, is it true or is the narrator playing tricks on us once more?

A quick scroll through the r/JaneTheVirginCW subreddit will convince you that anything is possible with Michael's miraculous resurrection. Everything from a twin, to Michael having amnesia, and even a faked death courtesy of Sin Rostro has been theorised. We don't know if Michael is truly alive in Jane The Virgin season 5 and we won't know until Jane The Virgin returns in March.

What are your guesses? And more importantly, are you team Rafael or team Michael?

via CW

Will the narrator be revealed in season 5? - Who is the Jane The Virgin narrator?

Anthony Mendez is the voice actor who plays our Latin Lover but who in Jane's life has been telling her story since season 1? Well, the theories on this are never ending.

On the less believable end of the spectrum is the theory that Xo has been narrating. Other suspects include Mateo Sr. (Jane's grandfather) Matteo Jr. (Jane's son), Rogelio, and Jane, herself.

One thing is certain. With Jane The Virgin drawing to a close, the likelihood that fans will meet the narrator is very high. We just might have to rewatch the entire show to pick up on some clues.

Anthony Mendez of Jane The Virgin attends the Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE Upfronts party presented by Netflix and Terra Chips at Second Floor on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE )
Picture: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Jane The Virgin returns in 2019. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.