“Heels” Season Two Will Premiere in July on Starz
On Friday, July 28 at 12:01 a.m. (ET), the second season of “Heels” will premiere on the STARZ app. The gripping small-town drama series based on a wrestling league in rural Georgia, starring Stephen Amell (“Arrow”) and Alexander Ludwig (“Vikings”), will also premiere on linear on STARZ @ 10:00 PM ET/PT in the United States and Canada on Friday, July 28, 2023.
What is Heels about and what is in store for season 2
The protagonists of “Heels” are aspiring professional wrestlers from small towns. It’s about two brothers, Jack (William “The Flash” Amell) and Ace (Benjamin “Ben” Ludwig), who run a wrestling promotion and are at odds over their late father’s legacy while struggling to find themselves and their own versions of success in a small Georgia town. While the term “heel” is commonly used to describe the antagonist or villain in the wrestling ring, the distinction between hero and heel in this sibling rivalry is much less clear.
The Duffy Wrestling League’s popularity skyrockets at the start of season two, following a stellar performance at the South Georgia State Fair. Jack and his friends are getting ready to make a deal with a new streaming service in the hopes of breaking into the national market. But leaving Duffy and the Dome in Ace’s rearview mirror poses risks, as does the arrival of Gully, the vengeful leader of rival promotion Florida Wrestling Dystopia.
This season also stars Alison Luff (“New Amsterdam“) as Staci Spade, Mary McCormack (“Deep Impact,” “The L Word“) as Willie Day, Kelli Berglund (“The Goldbergs,” “The Animal Kingdom“) as Crystal Tyler, Allen Maldonado(House Party, “The Wonder Years,” “The Last O.G.”) as Rooster Robbins, Chris Bauer (“Gaslit,” “Survivor’s Remorse,” and “True Blood“) as Wild Bill Hancock, Trey Tucker (“The Outpost“) as Bobby Pin, Robby Ramos (“Chicago P.D.“) as Diego Cottonmouth, Alice Barrett Mitchell (“The Thing About Pam,” “Billions“) as Carol Spade, and Roxton Garcia(“Reminensce“) as Thomas Spade, David James Elliot (Trumbo, “JAG“) as Tom Spade, and Joel Murray (“Mad Men,” “Shameless“) as Eddie Earl. CM Punk (“Mayans,” “AEW Dynamite“) as Ricky Rabies, AJ Mendez (“Women of Wrestling,” “WWE“) as Elle Dorado, Josh Segarra (Scream VI, “Arrow,” “The Other Two“) as Brooks Rizzo, and Emmy Raver-Lampman as Jen Lussier.
Who makes the series for Starz
The “Heels” showrunner and executive producer Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless“) also portrays Charlie Gully on the series. Michael Waldron (executive producer of “Loki,” Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and producer for “Rick and Morty“) is the show creator. Christopher Donnelly (By Sidney Lumet), Pete Segal (Get Smart, 50 First Dates, “Tommy Boy,” “Shameless“), Patrick Walmsley (JT LeRoy), and Julie Yorn (Hell or High Water, White Boy Rick) also serve as executive producers on the series. “Heels” is produced through O’Malley Ink and LBI Entertainment in association with Lionsgate Television for STARZ.
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