Back in May, we here at Murphy’s Multiverse speculated that actress Shakira Barrera had joined the cast of Marvel Studios’ Ironheart. Now, thanks to Deadline, we can confirm that Barrera has been cast in the series. The outlet reports that she will star as a series regular, although further details regarding her role are unknown.
The actress joins the previously announced Regan Aliyah, Anthony Ramos, Manny Montana, Alden Ehrenreich, Shea Couleé, and Zoe Terakes. Ironheart hails from head writer Chinaka Hodge and stars Dominique Thorne in the titular role. Sam Bailey and Angela Barnes are directing the series, while Black Panther‘s Ryan Coogler is producing the series through his Proximity banner.
Barrera is perhaps best known for starring in the Netflix series, GLOW, as Yolanda Rivas. She also had a guest role on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent King in Season 7. More recently she has appeared in shows such as Animal Kingdom, Shameless, and All Rise. On the film side, Barrera has The Knocking coming up where she’ll star alongside Zelda Williams, Doug Jones and Christine Ko.
Production on Ironheart is currently underway in Atlanta with the series expected to hit Disney+ sometime next year.