Starz has released the official trailer and key art for Heels season two, which is set to premiere on Friday, July 28 at midnight (ET) on the Starz app. You can watch the Heels season two trailer below and you’ll find the full key art underneath.
Starring Stephen Amell (Arrow) and Alexander Ludwig (Vikings), 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.
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 Night Lights, while covering topics like the effects of trauma on communities, finding personal identity, and women taking the lead in every facet.
It is 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.
Heels season two also stars Alison Luff (New Amsterdam) as Staci Spade, Mary McCormack (Deep Impact, The L Word) as Willie Day, Kelli Berglund (The Goldbergs, The Animal Kingdom) as Crystal Tyler, and Allen Maldonado (House Party, The Wonder Years, The Last O.G.) as Rooster Robbins.
Also starring are Chris Bauer (Gaslit, Survivor’s Remorse, True Blood) as Wild Bill Hancock, Trey Tucker (The Outpost) as Bobby Pin, Robby Ramos (Chicago P.D.) as Diego Cottonmouth, Alice Barrett Mitchell (The Thing About Pam, Billions) as Carol Spade, and Roxton Garcia(Reminensce) as Thomas Spade.
The cast is rounded out by David James Elliot (Trumbo, JAG) as Tom Spade, Joel Murray (Mad Men, Shameless) as Eddie Earl, CM Punk (Mayans, AEW Dynamite) as Ricky Rabies, AJ Mendez (Women of Wrestling, WWE) as Elle Dorado, Josh Segarra (Scream VI, Arrow, The Other Two) as Brooks Rizzo, and Emmy Raver-Lampman as Jen Lussier.
Heels showrunner and executive producer Mike O’Malley (Survivor’s Remorse, Shameless) also portrays Charlie Gully on the series.
Michael Waldron (executive producer of Loki, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and producer for Rick and Morty) is the show creator. The show is produced through O’Malley Ink and LBI Entertainment in association with Lionsgate Television for Starz.
Christopher Donnelly (By Sidney Lumet), Pete Segal (Get Smart, 50 First Dates, Tommy Boy, Shameless), Patrick Walmsley (JT LeRoy), and Julie Yorn (Hell or High Water, White Boy Rick) also serve as executive producers on the series.