Starzplay have released the official Teaser Trailer for their upcoming wrestling drama Heels starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig.
The series is created by Rick & Morty scribe Michael Waldron, with Mike O’Malley (Loki) onboard as showrunner. It marks Amell‘s first project since the ending of Green Arrow exchanging superhero powers for the squared ring. it follows a family owned wrestling promotion, as two brother and rivals clash over their late father’s legacy.
Amell is no stranger to wrestling, it’s well known he’s a big fan and has been involved in matches/PPV’s in WWE. More recently with RoH, AEW, he’s a superfan and shows his dedication to Wrestling.
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 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.
Heels will premiere worldwide on Sunday, 15th August on the STARZPLAY in the UK along with its complete footprint in Europe, Latin America and Japan as well as across all STARZ platforms in the U.S. and Canada.