The first trailer for the Stephen Amell (Arrow) wrestling drama, Heels, is here!
The series follows two brothers and rivals – one a villain, or “heel,” in the ring; the other a hero, or “face,” play out in scripted matches as they war over their late father’s wrestling promotion, vying for national attention in small-town Georgia.
Created and written by Michael Waldron (Rick and Morty, Loki), Heels is set to premiere Sunday, Aug. 15 at 9/8c.
In the trailer released Sunday (embedded above), we catch the first glimpses of Jack and Ace — “a tale as old as time” — as the brothers reflect on their father’s creation and reconsider the direction of their own lives. The clip features bouts of fisticuffs, throat-grabbing and some high-flying, off-the-ropes action, plus a long-haired Chris Bauer (True Blood) sporting a killer ‘stache.
The drama’s supporting cast includes Alison Luff (New Amsterdam) as Staci Spade, Jack’s wife who struggles to contend with the emotional stakes her in-laws have invested in their wrestling goals; Mary McCormack (The West Wing) as Willie Day, Jack’s business partner and the logistical brains behind the local wrestling organization; Kelli Berglund (Now Apocalypse) as Crystal Tyler, Ace’s valet and love interest; Allen Maldonado (The Last O.G.) as Rooster Robbins, one of the circuit’s best wrestlers who always has something to prove; two-time Super Bowl champion James Harrison as Apocalypse, a been-around-the-block type with no illusions of fame or glory; and Bauer as Wild Bill Hancock, a former wrestling star who’s now a high-level professional scout.
Mike O’Malley (Shameless) serves as executive producer and showrunner, with Peter Segal (Survivor’s Remorse) on board as a co-EP and director.