"This Season on Heels" Trailer: Will Jack's Ego Lead to DWL Downfall?

Since we know that some of you haven't watched the series premiere of the Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig-starring Heels, we'll make it a point of avoiding spoilers for Sunday night's episode of STARZ's pro-wrestling drama. But since the cable network has released a "This Season on 'Heels'" trailer that covers some of the fallout from Jack's (Amell) pretty shocking move to keep Ace (Ludwig) around the DWL a little while longer (as well as how they can possibly move past it).

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So for a look at what's ahead with the next episode "Dusty Finish" (and beyond) check out the following new trailer for STARZ's Heels:

Here's a look back at the opening credits to Heels that includes the main title theme song, "Love in War," a song co-collaborated on by Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) alongside series composer Jeff Cardoni. The pairing was the idea of music supervisor Jonathan Leahy, resulting in a theme for the pro-wrestling drama that is emotional, uplifting, and poignant (and on the series soundtrack):

For a look behind the scenes at the folks that make up the world of the Duffy Wrestling League and the community that's built around them over the years, check out the following clip:

Now here's a look back at the official trailer for STARZ's pro-wrestling drama:

In Heels, the focus is on 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 — Jack Spade (Stephen Amell) and Ace Spade (Alexander Ludwig) — war over their late father's legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind.

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In the ring, Amell's Jack Spade is the charismatic villain, or heel, of the Duffy Wrestling League (DWL). 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 DWL into an empire. Will he go so far as to risk his marriage – or his relationship with his brother, Ace?

"This Season on Heels" Trailer: Will Jack's Ego Lead to DWL Downfall?
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Ludwig's Ace Spade is the beloved hero and star of the DWL. Things are more difficult in the real world, where he struggles to reconcile his town idol status with his insecurities and demons. He's brash, cocky, and self-destructive — yet so damn charming and good-looking that you can almost forgive him. If he can keep it together, he'll have a ticket out of Duffy and to the big time. But that's a big if…

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Written by Michael Waldron (Loki), directed by Peter Segal (Shameless), and with Mike O'Malley serving as showrunner, Heels stars Stephen Amell as Jack Spade, Alexander Ludwig as Ace Spade, Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright) as Willie, Chris Bauer (For All Mankind) as Wild Bill Hancock, Kelli Berglund (Animal Kingdom) as Crystal Tyler, Alison Luff (New Amsterdam) as Staci Spade, Allen Maldonado (The Last O.G.) as Rooster Robbins, James Harrison (NFL star) as Apocalypse, Trey Tucker (What Lies Below) as Bobby Pin, Robby Ramos (Snowfall) as Diego, Alice Barrett as Carol Spade, series showrunner Mike O'Malley as Charlie Gully, Duke Davis Roberts as Big Jim Kitchen, CM Punk as Ricky Rabies, and Bonnie Somerville (Blue Bloods) as Vicky Rabies. Waldron and O'Malley are also set to executive produce, alongside LBI Entertainment's Julie Yorn, Chris Donnelly, and Patrick Walmsley. STARZ and Lionsgate TV produce.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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