added: Mon, May 3rd ’21
Check out the first official teaser for the upcoming Starz original series “Heels,” which delves into the highly competitive world of small-town pro wrestling.
The drama-comedy series stars former CW “Arrow” star Stephen Amell and “Vikings” and “Bad Boys for Life” actor Alexander Ludwig as two brothers who lock horns as they try to take over their father’s promotional wrestling business in Georgia. The brothers are also two local pro wrestlers locked in a contentious rivalry as Ludwig plays the small-town wrestling hero while Amell is the wrestling villain or rather known as “the heel.”
Created and written by screenwriter Michael Waldron (Marvel’s Loki, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) and executive produced by showrunner Mike O’Malley, the series also stars Alison Luff, Chris Bauer, Allen Maldonado, Mary McCormack, and David James Elliott.
Director Peter Segal (Tommy Boy, 50 First Dates, Get Smart) helms the first episode of “Heels,” which is set to premiere on August 15th on STARZ.
HEELS is 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, Jack Spade (Stephen Amell) and Ace Spade (Alexander Ludwig), war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy (Ludwig) and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel (Amell). But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind.
directed by Peter Segal (premiere episode)
starring Stephen Amell, Alexander Ludwig, Alison Luff, Chris Bauer, Allen Maldonado, Mary McCormack, David James Elliott, James Harrison, Kelli Berglund, Phil Brooks
release date August 15, 2021 (on STARZ)