Naya Rivera will emerge as a guest judge throughout Season 3 of Netflix‘s Sugar Rush baking competition. It premieres this Friday, July 31, 2020.
About Naya Rivera
Rivera tape-recorded her debut back in February in Los Angeles, Deadline reports. Just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic quickly but necessarily shut down all TV, movie, and stage productions.
Sugar Rush described as a purposeful fast-paced competition. The show challenges bakers to make treats that seem beautiful and taste marvelous all against the clock. As per Deadline, the Glee grad served on a judging board beside serial host Hunter March and expert chefs Candace Nelson and Adriano Zumbo.
So, the episode starring Rivera will be devoted to the late actor, with an on-screen memorial preceding the opening credits.
In addition to her perform as Glee’s Santana, Rivera’s acting credits comprised of The Bernie Mac Show, Devious Maids, and Step Up: High Water. Additionally, she competed on Lip Sync Battle. She performed as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and the guest co-sponsored The View.
Naya Rivera’s Missing Report
Rivera first reported missing on July 8. After hiring a boat on California’s Lake Piru to go swimming with her son Josey. The four-year-old boy was spotted alone in the ship, with no clue of Rivera, and a five-day search ensued. Her body recovered on July 13.
So, Authorities believe Rivera likely gathered enough energy to lift her son back onto the boat before she died in an accidental drowning.
Rivera’s family shared in a statement that while we grieve the loss of our beautiful legend. We are blessed to honor her eternal legacy and irresistible spirit. Naya was a fantastic talent but was an even more exceptional person, mother, daughter, and sister.
The former Glee actress was further working on the Step Up series, with the show between Season 2 and Season 3 when she died. Production for the Season 3 had not still started due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, details of any plans in Rivera’s absence have not been revealed.