Switched at Birth had massive breakout success on ABC Family last year, following the lives of two girls (with very different backgrounds) who were switched at birth. There's a lot of anamosity between the teen girls who struggle with exactly who they are after they find out the news.
Bay (Vanessa Marano) is always out to test her parents, coming from a privileged life. She wants to be herself, not the person her parents expect her to be. The teen loves art and expressing herself, taking risks even as a tag artist. In season two Bay will make a new group of friends that are far from who her parents want her to associate with.
Lost's Tania Raymonde will join the cast on a multiple episode arc starting in the second episode. Raymonde will play Zarra, a street artist who Bay befriends when out tagging the city. The problem is that Zarra is tough and fearless, just the type of friend Bay's parents would want her to avoid.
"Whenever Bay has a lot of turmoil she turns to her street art so her street art becomes more important this cycle," executive producer Lizzy Weiss told TVGuide.com. "This leads her to a brand new friendship and I'm excited about how she challenges Bay in different ways."
Weiss describes Zarra and Bay's new group of friends as peole who "would not necessarily be welcome at the Kennish dinner table."
In the past Raymonde appeared on Lost as Alex Rousseau and had a guest appearance on 90210.
The drama Switched at Birth returns to ABC Family on Monday, Sept. 3 at 8/7c. Raymonde will appear starting Sept. 10.