Axed: Heels

Show ends at 2 seasons for Stephen Amell who spoke out against SAG-AFTRA strike.

Actor Stephen Amell who, at one point, openly spoke out against SAG-AFTRA strike action is now without his show Heels.

Starz axed the show after two seasons amongst a range of cancellations.

Heels followed the professional wrestlers of the Duffy Wrestling League, a small independent promotion in Georgia. Jack Spade (Amell) inherited the league from his father and now struggles to keep it afloat while also trying to take it to the next level.

The series also starred Alexander Ludwig, Chris Bauer, Mary McCormack, Kelli Berglund, Allen Maldonado, Trey Tucker, Robby Ramos, Alice Barrett Mitchell, Roxton Garcia, David James Elliott, Joel Murray, and CM Punk. Mike O’Malley, who was also the series showrunner, starred in the role of Charlie Gully, a rival promoter.

Also cancelled were Run The World and as well as not moving forward with The Venery of Samantha Bird.

Heels screened in Australia on Stan.

Source: Deadline

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  1. I suspect frustration over the behind-the-scenes issues with the 2nd season of Heels was partly behind Amell’s SAG-AFTRA comments.
    The 2nd season had been sitting in the can for 15-16 months and was originally expected to air last year, but was delayed as Lionsgate opted to divest Starz from its film slate. It finally got slated to air, the cast had a heavy promotional schedule planned, but the acting strike prevented them from promoting the show, so not unexpectedly the show withered on the vine.

    Disappointing for Aussie Katherine Langford who had snared the lead in Samantha Bird and had filmed almost all the episodes, before the strike halted things.

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