Heels: Stephen Amell’s Starz Wrestling Drama Continues Premiere – Watch Trailer
Starz enters the ring of independent professional wrestling with his upcoming drama Heels. and we have our first look at the sparring brothers turned into wrestlers in the series’ very first teaser.
Heels was created and written by Michael Waldron (Rick and Morty, Loki) and will premiere on Sunday 15th August at 9 / 8c. The series follows “a family-owned wrestling promotion where two brothers and rivals (Stephen Amell of Arrow as Jack Spade and Alexander Ludwig von Vikings as younger brother Ace) battle for their late father’s legacy,” the official description reads . “In the ring, someone has to play the good and someone has to play his enemy, the heel. But in the real world, these characters can be difficult to do justice to … or leave them behind. “
In the trailer released on Sunday (embedded above) we catch the first glimpses of Jack and Ace – “a story as old as time” – as the brothers reflect on their father’s creation and rethink the direction of their own lives. The clip shows punches, sore throats and soaring off-the-ropes action, as well as a long-haired Chris Bauer (True Blood) in killer pain.
Supporting actors in the drama includes Alison Luff (New Amsterdam) as Staci Spade, Jack’s wife who struggles to cope with the emotional efforts her in-laws put into their wrestling goals. Mary McCormack (The West Wing) as Willie Day, Jack’s business partner and the logistical head behind the local wrestling organization; Kelli Berglund (now Apocalypse) as Crystal Tyler, Ace’s valet and love interest; Allen Maldonado (The Last OG) as Rooster Robbins, one of the circuit’s best wrestlers who always has something to prove; two-time Super Bowl champion James Harrison as the Apocalypse, a guy who was around the block with no illusions of fame or honor; and Bauer as Wild Bill Hancock, a former wrestling star who is now a senior professional scout.
Mike O’Malley (Shameless) acts as executive producer and showrunner, Peter Segal (Survivor’s Remorse) acts as co-EP and director on board.
Watch the trailer by clicking PLAY in the video above, then let us know if you will be sitting at the ring in August.