Freeform’s “Good Trouble” star Sherry Cola is ready for the world to see what Season 3 has in store for Callie, Mariana, Alice, and the rest of the gang at the Coterie. The first episode of the new season will air on Wednesday, and Cola told International Business Times what fans can expect this time around.

“I’m on a show I’m proud of. ‘Good Trouble’ has always been a reflection of real things happening, the good and the bad,” she explained to IBT. “‘Speak up, speak out’ is the slogan for Season 3.”

Cola plays Alice Kwan in the series, who is the Coterie Apartment complex manager. She has been trying to find her voice throughout the previous seasons, and fans have seen her blossom and come out of her shell.

When giving some insight on what viewers can expect from Alice this season, she explained, “She’s going to go deeper into that comedy world, which an outlet of expression for me in real life. Without saying too much, Season 3, in terms of Alice’s personal journey, it’s very much about breaking stereotypes--the Asian stereotype. We are constantly put in a box and she is just discovering when the right time to stick up for yourself is."

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Sherry Cola is a comedian and actress. Emma Mead

Alice identifies as a lesbian and has aspirations to be a comedian, which is outside her Asian family’s norms. Cola expressed how important it is for the show to represent diversity, as well as show what’s happening in real life.

“I think every show should be talking about real stuff like this, because this is reality, and unfortunately, it is reality. We have such a major BLM [Black Lives Matter] storyline from day one. You know, our show is called ‘Good Trouble’ because of the John Lewis quote, it was not a coincidence. The world is catching up to that now, a lot of people didn’t know the phrase 'good trouble' before this summer,” she said.

The civil rights activist and U.S. representative once said: "Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble."

One important storyline the show will follow, which slowly begins to become the main plot, is Malika, played by Zuri Adele, and her fight against police brutality and her support for Black lives. Callie (Maia Mitchell), who works as a judge’s clerk, stands behind Malika, as does everyone else in the complex.

Season 3 will continue to show the “fight against oppression no matter the consequences,” according to the trailer.

Cola talked about how important it is to show these issues on “Good Trouble,” no matter how tough they are to talk about.

“I’m just so proud of our show that we've been so in tune with the good and bad in the world. And because of the work we do on the show that's why I feel like I have to show up in real life. Every message is a priority,” she explained.

She continued, “Being on a show like 'Good Trouble' is a reminder to me that we also show up as allies. We are hand in hand in this journey of trying to do our best. Despite the obstacles society and the industry throws at us, we have each other."

While the 31-year-old couldn't give away too many details on the entire season, she did say that viewers can expect some surprising cameos and "some really juicy stuff," including one-on-ones they might not expect.

"Ya'll have no idea like yall have no idea how juicy it is," she teased. "I will say, we have some incredible guest stars this season, we just have the most talented cast already and our guest starts really blow me out of the water."

"Good Trouble" Season 3 premieres Wednesday on Freeform at 10 p.m. EST.

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Comedian, actress, and writer Sherry Cola poses for a photo. Jonny Marlow