Jane The Virgin fan theory puts forward a new narrator that you might not have considered

Jane The Virgin writers have been keeping us guessing about who’s telling the story, right from the start

While we were busy getting stuck into Season 5 of Jane The Virgin, we forgot that the end is nearly upon us.

But it’s bittersweet because that means we’re drawing ever closer to discovering the true identity of the narrator, which will be revealed in the final scenes of the last episodes.

Fan theories are therefore gaining traction and there’s evidence that one rarely-considered character could be a good fit.

New theories suggest that we might be seeing Jane’s life through the eyes of her son Mateo (played by Elias Janssen) when he’s all grown up.

Mateos actor Elias Janssen is being considered as the voice behind the show (Photo: The CW_

Of course, there’s the Season 3 episode in which Xiomara marries Rogelio and the narrator admits he is one of the people who ‘loved her the most’.

We also know that the narrator loved the ducks on Jane’s baby blanket and fans are starting to think that Mateo Jr could be narrating using one of Jane’s old books.

But one of the big pitfalls in this theory is that Mateo is growing up with a thick American accent, dissimilar to the Latino twang of voiceover artist Anthony Mendez.

Mendez once said: ‘Here’s my thing about that theory: As generations of Latinos in [America] go on, they lose the accent. So unless he was abroad for a while, that’s going to be interesting. But it could happen.

‘Either it’s going to be one of two extremes: Either he’s so tied into this that people will be like, ‘Oh, my God!’ or he’s just the guy who hands out the parking valet tickets at the hotel.’

We’re still wondering who is telling Jane’s life story (Photo: The CW Network)

Previously there has been the suggestion that Grandfather Mateo was speaking from beyond the grave.

Mateo would have been around 69 years old today but he died when Jane was born.

So far, we have only met him through flashbacks but his strong Venezuelan accent supports the generational theory put forward by Mendez.

However, given the saucy nature of some of the comments made by the narrator, it’s been said that he was not a good fit for the content.

Finally, there’s the theory that the narrator has been Jane all along, only her words are being read by a separate narrator.

We already know about the spin-off, entitled Jane the Novela, which will see actress Gina Rodriguez finally step into narration herself.

This will see the departure of Anthony Mendez, so will Jane finally be taking ownership over her stories, or will she just be telling the plot from a different standpoint?

Jane the Virgin season five is released on the CW on Wednesday nights and will drop on Netflix on Thursday mornings.

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