Yesterday (November 3rd, 2021), streaming service Starzplay revealed that season two of adored wrestling drama, Heels, has been greenlight for a second thrilling season. 

Picture Credit: Starzplay

Picture Credit: Starzplay

Heels first aired on August 15th this year (2021), and immediately received glowing reviews from audiences and critics alike. The beautifully crafted world and the story within it has made an impact with viewers, so a second season will be more than welcome. 

The series is a tale about men and women who seek to chase their dreams in the world of small-town professional wrestling. Set in a close-knit community in Georgia, Heels follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals battle over their late father’s legacy. 

Inside the ring, someone must play the good guy, and somebody must play their enemy, the heel. However, in the real world, that can be hard to live up to – or difficult to leave behind. 

Picture Credit: Starzplay
Picture Credit: Starzplay

The second season of Heels is set to begin production next year (2022), and it’s safe to say the cast and crew could not be happier that they get to continue their unique and thrilling journey. 

President and CEO at Starz, Jeffrey Hitsch, stated that “It’s clear from the critical and fan acclaim that the stories and characters from the Duffy Wrestling League have made a connection with audiences bringing a community that is not often found to premium TV. 

“I’m excited for our amazing cast and executive producers to get back into the ring together for a second season.” 

Mike O’Malley (Shameless, Survivor’s Remorse) will be coming back for season two in the role of showrunner, executive producer, and will also be reprising his role as Charlie Gully on the series. 

Picture Credit: Starzplay
Picture Credit: Starzplay

Heels is created, written and executive produced by Michael Waldron (LokiDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), and stars Stephen Amell (Arrow) as Jack Spade, while Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games, Vikings) plays his brother Ace. 

Peter Segal (Get Smart, 50 First Dates, Shameless), director of multiple episodes within season one of Heels, will also be serving as executive producer. 

With Heels already being such a success in such a short time, there is no doubt the second season of this intense, deep drama will be eaten up by fans on day of release. 

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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