Two years ago at the CW upfront, along with the slew of superheroes, the CW introduced a quirky dramedy about a 20-something Latina virgin who becomes pregnant after getting accidentally artificially inseminated. The series, based on a Venezuelan telenovela, became an instant critical darling, with its breakout star, Gina Rodriguez, winning a Golden Globe in 2015.

During Deadline’s Contenders Emmy panel with Rodriguez and Jane creator/showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman, Urman talked about how she warmed up to the outrageous premise.

Rodriguez compared Jane’s potential to reach young female viewers to the connection she felt when watching little Rudy on The Cosby Show, a character she identified with when growing up. “I know there’s controversy, but let’s just think about the show itself — I was seeing a family of darker skin that were successful. They had a really strong family foundation, they were talking about issues without having a judgment one way or another — that was so relatable to me.”

Urman and Rodriguez also touched upon Jane drawing on Latin American magical realism tradition, which has had Jane appear in different worlds, including as a 1920s silent movie star. “I’m the comedic Orphan Black,” the actress quipped.

As for spoilers, Urman hinted about how long Jane will hold onto her innocence, which would prompt a tweak in the title, and Rodriguez did some rapping, a skill that the actress showcased in her breakout Filly Brown feature role. Watch highlights of my conversation with them above.