Starz introduced on Monday, Feb. 8 that the actress has joined the forged of its reimagined Step Up sequence, enjoying the function of Collette, which was initially starring the late Glee star. “I’m so excited to affix the Step Up household,” Milian, 39, stated in a press launch. “I do know I’ve large sneakers to fill. Naya was unimaginable. I hope to honor Naya, her household, buddies and followers with an important efficiency.”
Rivera passed away in July 2020 on the age of 33 while out boating and swimming with her son Josey on California’s Lake Piru. After her body was recovered from the lake, the Ventura County Medical Examiner decided Rivera’s reason behind demise to be drowning and the way of demise was an accident.
“Naya’s demise was a horrible loss to our world that we’ll, frankly, by no means cease mourning,” Step Up creator and government producer Holly Sorensen shared. “It was nearly inconceivable to contemplate there might be somebody so swish and loving who may each assist us honor our loss, whereas additionally bringing a deep reservoir of expertise to our present, in so many areas.”