Starz released the official Heels teaser trailer, which reveals when the show will premiere. Coming later this summer, the show will premiere on August 15, 2021. Starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig as two brothers involved in the independent wrestling world. Amell is no stranger to the world of professional wrestling as he competed in a WWE SummerSlam match and during the All In pay-per-view put on by Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks.
Amell will play Jack Spade, while Ludwig is his younger brother named Ace. 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.
Heels‘ official synopsis describes it as “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 show is written and created by executive producer Michael Waldron (Loki, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), while executive producer Mike O’Malley will serve as showrunner. Peter Segal (50 First Dates) is set to direct several episodes and serves as executive producer. LBI Entertainment’s Julie Yorn (Hell or High Water), Christopher Donnelly and Patrick Walmsley will also serve as executive producers. The show is produced by Lionsgate TV for Starz in association with Paramount Television Studios.
Check out the Heels teaser trailer below: