STARZ released the trailer and key art for season two of the critically-acclaimed drama Heels, which returns to the ring for season two on Friday, July 28 at midnight (ET) on the STARZ app. And the trailer leaps from the top rope and begs the question: who’s in your corner? Ready?
Here we go!
Starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig, the small-town sports drama series based on a wrestling league in rural Georgia will also debut via linear tv on STARZ at 10:00 PM ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, July 28, 2023.
Heels is aptly named after the wrestling term for a villain or antagonist. Most stories center around heroes vs. villains, but in wrestling, it’s faces vs. heels.
Season two brings fans back to the family-owned wrestling organization, Duffy Wrestling League (DWL), where brothers and rivals, Jack (Amell) and Ace Spade (Ludwig), continue to fight over their late father’s legacy and their individual versions of success, while also working to find their own identity as a “face” or a “heel.”
The show invokes feelings of nostalgia akin to “Friday NightLights,” while covering topics like the effects of trauma on communities, finding personal identity, and women taking the lead in every facet. It’s centered around a small-town community where everyone knows each other and everyone in town follows the saga of the Heels and Faces in the DWL.
Season two also stars Alison Luff as Staci Spade, Mary McCormack as Willie Day, Kelli Berglund as Crystal Tyler, Allen Maldonado as Rooster Robbins, Chris Bauer as Wild Bill Hancock, Trey Tucker as Bobby Pin, and Robby Ramos as Diego Cottonmouth.
Heels season 2 also features Alice Barrett Mitchell as Carol Spade, Roxton Garcia as Thomas Spade, David James Elliott as Tom Spade, Joel Murray as Eddie Earl, CM Punk as Ricky Rabies, AJ Mendez as Elle Dorado, Josh Segarra as Brooks Rizzo, and Emmy Raver-Lampman as Jen Lussier.
Heels showrunner and executive producer Mike O’Malley also portrays Charlie Gully on the series. Michael Waldron is the show creator. Christopher Donnelly, Pete Segal, Patrick Walmsley, and Julie Yorn also serve as executive producers on the series.