CW's 'Jane The Virgin' has Electus's Ben Silverman attached as an e.p.
At the CW, Urman has set up “Cross” and “Jane The Virgin.”
A period drama set in the 19th century, “Cross” centers on a 22-year-old woman who secretly assumes her deceased twin brother’s identity and takes his job working in a Boston hospital as a doctor’s apprentice. Project is billed as an exploration in gender politics, race relations and the birth of modern medicine. Urman will pen the pilot and exec produce.
“Jane The Virgin” fell into the CW’s development pipeline earlier this summer, and will be produced by CBS TV Studios in association with Electus. Project is an adaptation of Venezuelan telenovela “Juana La Virgen” and follows a hard-working, religious girl who is accidentally artificially inseminated. Ben Silverman will exec produce on behalf of Electus. Urman will serve as scribe and also exec produce, alongside Jorge Granier and Gary Pearl.
Finally, Urman has sold comedy “Sober Companion” to Fox. To be written and exec produced by Urman and David Rosenthal, “Sober Companion” centers on an out-of-control lawyer who is forced to enlist a sober companion to get his life back on track.
Urman, who is repped by UTA and attorney Felker Toczek, is currently a consulting producer on the CW’s “Reign.” She created the CW’s “Emily Owens MD,” which had a short run on the net last season, and co-produced “Gilmore Girls.”