4 Hopes for Eden Sher’s Role on ‘Jane the Virgin’

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Eden Sher’s Middle spinoff series may not be moving forward at ABC but that doesn’t mean she’s out of work.

The actress will be appearing on the final season of Jane The Virgin in a recurring role, as confirmed by the show’s executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman at the 2019 TCA winter press tour.

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Snyder Urman teased that Sher will “be involved in the telenovela world of Rogelio and River.” As fans of the series know, Rogelio (Jaime Camil) and River (Brook Shields) are starring in an American telenovela called The Passions of Steve and Brenda (inspired by The Passions of Santos), in which they’re playing the first co-presidents of the United States.

So where will Sher factor into all of this? We break down the possibilities:

Young Producer or Actor on The Passions

Sher might be playing a young producer or newbie actor on The Passions, someone who River or Rogelio might take under his or her wing. It could make for a funny storyline if the two actors compete (naturally) over mentoring Sher’s character, bringing her to events, inviting her to dinner, the works.

Jaime Camil as Rogelio and Brooke Shields as River Fields

Star of a Competing Telenovela

Rogelio and River don’t have the best history — remember the eyebrows fiasco or the wolf incident? So Sher could play the lead on another show that has better ratings and incite more drama between the two. A showdown of epic proportions would guarantee the laughs.

Michael’s New Love Interest

Snyder could be leading us astray! In the Season 4 finale, Michael (Brett Dier) returned from the dead and he’ll be back for the final season. What if Michael has a new life and a new significant other, played by Sher? A little love triangle (or love square?) between Sher’s character, Michael, Jane (Gina Rodriguez), and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) would be interesting.

Gina Rodriguez as Jane and Brett Dier as Michael

Someone’s Long Lost Child

It is a telenovela and Michael is alive, so what can’t happen on this show? Maybe River had a secret child — one she gave up for adoption and she’s back to rekindle a relationship. Or someone in Rogelio’s past got pregnant and didn’t tell him?

Jane the Virgin, Final Season Premiere, Wednesday, March 27, The CW