Gina Rodriguez just scored a major coup for fans of diversity in media. The 32-year-old “Jane The Virgin” star has signed a multi-year, multi-platform overall deal with CBS TV Studios, Variety reports. Not one to waste time, the Golden Globe-winning actress and her production company, I Can And I Will Productions, have already picked out their first project: an adaptation of a German show show titled Dr. Illegal.
More than a year ago, Entertainment Weekly reported that Rodriguez was also developing a book, titled, “I Can and I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me.” Rodriguez explained her motivation for writing the book, saying, “If you can move, stretch, teach, inspire, encourage and motivate others by telling your stories why wouldn’t you?” Rodriguez and her production company have been a strong advocates for diversity and equal rights, and with the signing of this overall contract and the future release of her book, she will be telling many stories for years to come.