Heels, the pro wrestling drama that take fans behind the curtain of the unique industry, is coming back for a second season. Starz has renewed the show for a second season and will be bringing back several key cast members. The show premiered this summer and was notable for wrestling legend CM Punk playing a key role.
According to Deadline, Trey Tucker and Robby Ramos will now be upgraded from recurring cast members to regulars in their respective roles a Bobby Pin and Diego Cottonmouth. Mike O’Malley will return as the series’ showrunner. He will also continue his role as Charlie Gullie on screen. Stars President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch spoke glowingly of the series.
“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.”
The show tells the story of a small-town family-operated wrestling promotion in Georgia. Two brothers face a struggle over the legacy of their dead father, all set within the world of pro wrestling at its most independent. Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig play the fraternal leads.
At the time of the first season’s filming, many fans believed that the show was as close as they’d ever see former WWE champion CM Punk to a wrestling ring again. Punk then shocked fans by signing with WWE competitor All Elite Wrestling shortly before the series premiered.
Stephen Amell has some experience as a professional wrestler. He’s performed for both WWE and the upstart AEW promotion. While performing a stunt for the first season, the Arrow star says he broke his back. There is no word yet on a premiere date for the new season.
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