"GLOW" season 2 on Netflix welcomes a new cast member. Shakira Barrera joins the ensemble of lady wrestlers. Alison Brie also shares a first photo to confirm that filming of the new season is underway.
Barrera will play Yolanda or Yo-Yo, the new Mexican-American stripper and lesbian wrestler. She joins the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) just as they begin filming their first episode of the show within a show.
Barrera is best known for her work on the MTV series "Faking It" and Hulu's "East Lost High." She also appeared as a guest on "Grey's Anatomy" at the beginning of her acting career.
"GLOW" season 2 prepared for filming in September as the girls started training on the ring again. Star Alison Brie (Ruth) recently shared a photo of herself and co-star Betty Gilpin (Debbie) in full makeup and costume as their wrestling alter egos, Zoya the Destroyer and Liberty Bell.
"GLOW" is based on a real-life '80s female wrestling group. The show is from the ideas of Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, while "Orange is the New Black" creator Jenji Kohan serves as executive producer.
While Brie and Gilpin's characters are the main focus of the show, "GLOW" also includes an impressive list of female cast members. These are Sydelle Noel (Cherry "Junkchain" Bang), Britney Young (Carmen "Machu Picchu" Wade), Sunita Mani (Arthie "Beirut the Mad Bomber" Premkumar), Gayle Rankin (Sheila the She-Wolf), Kia Stevens (Tammé "The Welfare Queen" Dawson), Kate Nash (Rhonda "Britannica" Richardson) and Ellen Wong (Jenny "Fortune Cookie" Chey). Marc Maron (Sam Sylvia) plays the director who's trying to make "GLOW" into a hit series among wrestling fans.
Netflix released "GLOW" season 1 in June and it belongs to the streaming platform's top 20 most binge-worthy shows. The company has yet to announce the return date for season 2 but it will most likely drop in the summer of 2018.