Naya Rivera will appear on “Sugar Rush”; Netflix dedicates episode to late actress – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: In what is believed to be her last TV appearance, Naya Rivera will be featured in an episode of Season 3 of Netflix’s Baking Contest reality series. Sugar Rush, which will be released on Friday.Back in February, a few weeks before the shutdown of all production, the Joy an elder filmed an appearance by a guest judge on Sugar Rush in Los Angeles, seated alongside host Hunter March and professional head judges Candace Nelson and Adriano Zumbo. It was the last thing Rivera had pulled before Hollywood coronavirus-related production shutdown, now in its fifth month.

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Netflix announced on June 24 as the July 31 premiere date for the new season of Sugar Rush, Mark Extra soft. Weeks later, Rivera disappeared while swimming with her son in Lake Piru north of Los Angeles. His body was found on July 13 and put to rest on July 24. She was 33 years old.

After Rivera’s death, Netflix was faced with a dilemma over what to do with the footage of her. After careful consideration in consultation with Rivera’s manager Gladys Gonzalez, who worked closely with the actress’ family after Rivera’s death, it was decided to go ahead and release the episode as expected.

The episode is dedicated to Rivera, with an on-screen note honoring the actress appearing before the opening credits.

Sugar Rush is produced by magic elves.



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