The Stephen Amell led drama, Heels, is hugely anticipated in the wrestling community. The one-time WWE competitor plays Jack Spade and Alexander Ludwig plays his partner/brother Ace Spade. They play rivals in a small Georgia independent wrestling promotion. The show also includes: Alison Luff, Chris Bauer, Allen Maldonado, James Harrison, Kelli Berglund, Mary McCormack, and David James Elliot.
The official synopsis goes like this.
Written by Michael Waldron (Loki), with Mike O’Malley set as showrunner, Heels is 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 — one of them played by Amell — war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy, and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel (Amell). But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind.
In the ring, Amell’s Jack Spade is the charismatic villain, or heel, of the Duffy Wrestling Association (DWA). In the real world, he’s its hard-working owner, a husband and father trying to make ends meet while fighting to realize his impossible dreams. He has the mind of an artist in the body of a warrior, and a Steve Jobs-ian need for perfection — and for control. He says he’ll do whatever it takes to build the DWA into an empire. Will he go so far as to risk his marriage, or his relationship with his brother?
Former pro wrestler and Professional Chicago Blackhawks fan CM Punk is making an appearance on the show as well.
There’s no official release date for the show at this time.
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