Heels showrunner Mike O’Malley also wrestles with the villain role in the Starz wrestling drama – Get a First Look
TV veterinarian Mike O’Malley has taken on the double task on Starz ‘upcoming heels and not only acted as the showrunner of the wrestling drama, but also taken on a villainous role, as TVLine has exclusively learned.
Written by Michael Waldron (Rick and Morty) with O’Malley as the showrunner, Heels follows a Georgia-based family-owned wrestling promotion while brothers Jack and Ace Spade (played by Stephen Amell of Arrow and Alexander Ludwig of Vikings) around their war fighting the legacy of the late father.
TVLine can now report that O’Malley – whose previous credits include Survivor’s Remorse (which he created) and who is known from roles in Snowpiercer, The Good Place and Glee – Charlie Gully of Heels, the owner and impresario of Florida, Will play Wrestling Dystopia (FWD), a new wrestling promotion that is more interested in violent spectacles than in telling a gripping story. After Gully made his fortune in the north in the world of fishing and outdoor sports equipment, he is now determined to start a new territorial war and therefore quickly clashes with Jack Spade and the DWL (Duffy Wrestling League).
Check out Gully upstairs in a scene with Ludwig’s Ace Spade.
The heels also include Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight) as Willie, Jack’s business partner and the people behind DWL; Broadway vet Alison Luff as Jack’s wife, Staci; Kelli Berglund (Animal Kingdom), Chris Bauer (The Deuce), Robby Ramos (The Last OG), Allen Maldonado, Trey Tucker, Roxton Garcia and two-time Super Bowl champion James Harrison. Additionally, JAG’s David James Elliott will return as Tom Spade, Jack and Ace’s late father, a one-time wrestler.
Having recently completed filming, Heels is headed for a summer premiere.
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