‘Jane The Virgin’ Decided To Bring Michael Back From The Dead For This Reason

The shock of the century was when Michael (Brett Dier) walked through that door in Jane The Virgin‘s season finale last year, right? Right.

Now, we finally know just why the show brought the character back from the dead.

Showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman reveals that Michael is back because the series is a telenovela.

During the show’s panel during the 2019 Television Critics Association press day on Thursday (January 31), she shared she was “encouraged to go for the shocking twist by show writer Carolina Rivera.”

She adds that she “knew it was a trope that we were going to save up till the end,” but that it was crucial to do it “in a way that is both believable enough and also true to the tone and the spirit of the show.”

Brett always knew that there was a possibility Michael could return to the series.

“He knew it was a telenovela and there was always a possibility, but I also knew that his death had to land and that the show had to exist without him for a certain amount of time,” Jennie added.

And yes, Gina Rodriguez so knew about Brett coming back, saying that Jennie told her the twist way before everyone else knew and then swore her to secrecy.

Jane the Virgin returns in March on The CW.

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