‘Heels’: Starzplay UK Releases Trailer & August Premiere Date For Stephen Amell & Alexander Ludwig Wrestling Drama
STARZPLAY UK has released the first trailer for ‘Heels‘, the brand new wrestling drama starring ‘Arrow’s Stephen Amell and ‘Vikings’ Alexander Ludwig, which premieres this August.
Written and created by ‘Loki’ & ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ scribe Michael Waldron, ‘Heels’ stars Amell as Jack Spade, with Ludwig as his younger brother, Ace, in a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small-town pro wrestling.
Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to – or hard to leave behind.
The drama series also stars Alison Luff as Staci Spade, Jack’s wife who learns that she has to contend with the emotional stakes her in-laws have invested in their wrestling goals and the demands it puts on her family; Mary McCormack as Willie Day, Jack’s business partner and the logistical brains behind the local wrestling organization; Kelli Berglund as Crystal Tyler, Ace’s valet and love interest; Allen Maldonado as Rooster Robbins, one of the best wrestlers in the circuit who always has something to prove and always backs it up; two-time Super Bowl champion James Harrison as Apocalypse, a been-around-the-block journeyman wrestler who’s been at it for decades and has no illusions of fame or glory; and Chris Bauer as Wild Bill Hancock, a larger-than-life former wrestling star who is now a high-level pro wrestling scout.
Waldron exec produces, alongside Mike O’Malley (‘Shameless’, ‘Survivor’s Remorse’) who serves as showrunner, and Peter Segal (‘Get Smart’, ’50 First Dates’, ‘Tommy Boy’, ‘Shameless’), who directs several episodes. LBI Entertainment’s Julie Yorn (‘Hell or High Water’, ‘White Boy Rick’, ‘The Dirt’), Christopher Donnelly and Patrick Walmsley also serve as exec producers. ‘Heels’ is produced by Lionsgate TV for STARZ in association with Paramount Television Studios.
‘Heels‘ Season 1 premieres worldwide on Sunday, 15 August 2021 on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across the UK, Europe, Latin America and Japan as well as across all STARZ platforms in the U.S. and Canada.
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