Deadline is reporting that Shakira Barrera has joined the cast of Netflix’s comedy wresting series GLOW for the upcoming second season.
Inspired by the short-lived show from the 80’s, GLOW is set during in Los Angeles where we follow struggling actress Ruth Wilder searching for a role, any role, that she can sink her teeth into. As she auditions for roles of secretaries, she still has little success until one day a casting director calls her for an unconventional project. She soon learns that the project is auditioning to compete in a fledgling professional wrestling promotion called Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling aka GLOW.
Shakira Barrera (whose credits include Faking It and High & Mighty) will be playing the role of Yolanda aka Yo-Yo, a Mexican American dancer/stripper and out-and-proud lesbian who joins the team. The upcoming season will consist of ten episodes.
GLOW stars Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Marc Maron, Jackie Tohn, Kate Nash, Britt Baron, Chris Lowell, Rich Sommer, Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Sunita Mani, Kia Stevens, Gayle Rankin, Ellen Wong, Marianna Palka and Alex Rich.