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Heels season 2 release date, cast, plot, trailer, and more news

The warring brothers of pro wrestling are back for the Heels season 2 release date, giving us more in-ring action and behind the scenes turmoil on Starz.

Stephen Amell will return for Heels season 2

What is the Heels season 2 release date? The professional wrestling drama series about heroes and villains (aka “heels”) in the squared circle is set to return for a rematch. The only thing more dramatic than what happens in the ring is what happens outside of it, as anyone familiar with the “Montreal Screwjob” can tell you.

That backstage intrigue is the premise at the heart of Heels, which is among the best drama series set within the wrestling world. It follows two siblings who are the core characters of a Georgia wrestling company and was created by Marvel series and MCU movie writer Michael Waldron. It’s a fascinating world of muscular dudes and the simmering tension of toxic masculinity, helped by leading man Stephen Amell’s real backstage experience from his brief run as a WWE guest star. He even has a SummerSlam match in his history.

Thankfully for lovers of wrestling, drama, and the union of the two, Heels is coming back. As we prepare for the Heels season 2 release date, here’s everything we’ve learned about the return of the best TV series for wrestling enthusiasts since we said goodbye to GLOW.

What is the Heels season 2 release date?

Heels season 2 will slam its way onto screens on Friday, July 28, 2023. There will be new episodes every week from then on.

The first season of Heels ended in October 2021, and it was just a month later that Starz gave the nod for another run for the characters. Things stalled, and rumors the series was set for an October 2022 premiere proved to be false.

It wasn’t a production issue, with Amell saying filming was completed by the summer of 2022. On the podcast Inside of You, he said that the process of “untangling” the tag team between Starz and Lionsgate had led to Heels getting trapped in the ropes. But now we know that the show is back very soon.

Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig in wrestling drama series

Who is in the Heels season 2 cast?

Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig will return to lead the Heels season 2 cast as the siblings heading up the Duffy Wrestling League (DWL). 

They will also be joined by many of the colorful wrestling characters we met in the first season, including rival promoter Charlie Gully (Mike O’Malley).

Real-life wrestling world figure CM Punk is back as the bizarrely feral wrestler Ricky Rabies. Punk’s actual wife AJ Mendez, known to WWE fans as AJ Lee, has joined the Heels cast as new wrestler Elle Dorado.

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Heels season 2 confirmed cast list:

  • Stephen Amell as Jack Spade
  • Alexander Ludwig as Ace Spade
  • Alison Luff as Staci Spade
  • Kelli Berglund as Crystal Tyler
  • Mary McCormack as Willie Day
  • Mike O’Malley as Charlie Gully
  • Trey Tucker as Bobby Pin
  • Robby Ramos as Diego Cottonmouth
  • Allen Maldonado as Rooster Robbins
  • Chris Bauer as Wild Bill Hancock
  • CM Punk as Ricky Rabies
  • AJ Mendez as Elle Dorado

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What is Heels season 2 about?

The Heels season 2 plot picks up immediately after the end of the first season, with the Spade family trying to resolve the chaotic events of their show at the Georgia State Fair.

The conclusion of Heels season 1 saw the Spade brothers come to blows for real in the ring, ruining their high-stakes championship match. Heels season 2 will continue to explore the difficult dynamic between the siblings, as well as the threat posed by the bloody shock and awe of rival wrestling company Florida Wrestling Dystopia (FWD) and its owner Gully (Mike O’Malley).

Jack and Ace’s chaotic ending left the road clear for Kelli Berglund’s Crystal to win the climactic ladder match and emerge as the champion of the DWL, so her continued evolution as a wrestler is definitely set to play a part in Heels season 2. We also know that DWL will begin to explore the possibility of a streaming deal to increase the eyes on the business.

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Is there a Heels season 2 trailer?

The full Heels season 2 trailer arrived on June 29, 2023.

In April 2023, Amell shared a flashback clip on Twitter, showing Jack and Ace in more harmonious days. It suggests that the series is going to delve further into each character’s past, as well as deal with their present-day power struggles and disagreements.

In June 2023, we got a featurette (above) in which the returning cast members provided some tantalizing hints about the show’s future, followed by the full trailer.

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With the release date drawing closer, Starz released a new trailer on July 24, 2023. We got a defiant speech from Jack Spade, as well as a look at plenty of the in-ring chaos.

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Where can I watch Heels season 2?

You can watch Heels season 2 on Starz, with episodes set to arrive weekly. Just like season 1, the streaming service will be the only place you can watch the series. You can sign up online here.

How many episodes are in Heels season 2?

Heels season 2 will run for eight episodes, just like the first season.

That’s everything we know about Heels season 2 for now, but return to this guide in the future for more news about the return of the Spade brothers.

CM Punk returns in Heels season 2

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