I have very little interest in the sport of wrestling, but I do love a good, underdog sports story, which is why so many of us gravitated toward G.L.O.W. before Netflix (and the pandemic) so cruelly took it away from us. Also, Warrior is a top 5 sports movie ever, and I barely even know what sport that is.
Point being: The sport hardly matters if it’s a good story, and there’s a good bet this is, because Heels comes from Michael Waldron, the creator of the Loki series, a writer on Rick and Morty, and a screenwriter on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Plus, it stars shirtless Stephen Amell and shirtless Alexander Ludwig, who are heels, which is a term I understand from Young Rock! It also looks like it is about one opioid addiction away from awards bait.
Check out the trailer.
It premieres on Starz in August, and while this alone may not be enough to merit a subscription, Heels plus the Party Down revival surely will.
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