Starz has released the official extended trailer and key art for its original independent professional wrestling drama series Heels ahead of its August 15 premiere date.
In addition to the trailer and key art, Starz also announced that Heels will be part of Comic-Con@Home 2021 on Friday, July 23 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm BST with a panel featuring Heels’ writer and creator Michael Waldron (Loki, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), showrunner Mike O’Malley (Shameless, Survivor’s Remorse), and the cast. The panel will feature, among other things, a never-before-seen sneak peek at the show.
Heels stars Arrow’s Stephen Amell, The Hunger Games and Vikings’ Alexander Ludwig, and tells the story of “the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small town pro wrestling.”
“Set in a close-knit Georgia community, [Heels] follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals war over their late father’s legacy,” Heels’ official description reads. “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.”
Amell plays Jack Spade while Ludwig plays his younger brother, Ace. Alison Luff also stars in Heels 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.”
Get Smart and Tommy Boy’s Peter Segal is also serving as executive producer on Heels and will be directing seveal episodes of the new series.
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