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Heels Season 2 Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

"Heels" has been one of the biggest surprises on television this year. Starz's wrestling-themed drama, which was created by "Loki" head writer Michael Waldron, stars "Arrow" alum Stephen Amell and "Vikings" star Alexander Ludwig as two brothers who perform in their father's wrestling promotion in Georgia and deal with all the drama that ensues. The show earned critical raves, getting a 96% certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was also quickly picked up for a 2nd season.

It looks like Starz has found another hit alongside other shows such as the historical romance "Outlander" and the sequel series "Power Book II: Ghost," and who knows — maybe this series could get some Emmy consideration when the time comes next year. Ever since the Season 1 finale aired on October 10, 2021, fans have been clamoring for even more of the Spade family's story. Here's your handy guide on everything we know so far about the forthcoming second season of "Heels."

When does Heels Season 2 come out?

According to Deadline, filming for Season 2 of "Heels" won't commence until sometime next year, so for those hoping that the second season would debut in the late summer like Season 1, you may have to wait a bit longer. Season 1 was primarily filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, with production initially commencing in February 2020, with filming shut down the next month because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (via Bleeding Cool). Filming eventually resumed in September and didn't wrap until April the next year, as Amell confirmed on Twitter.

While it likely won't be as long of a filming period as Season 1 was, Season 2 probably won't be ready until late next year at the very earliest and there's a chance it might not be out until the spring of 2023. Prestige television shows typically like to have each season debut between the Emmy qualifying window of June 1 to May 31, so an exact release date for Season 2 is still very much up in the air.

Who is in Heels Season 2?

Series stars Amell and Ludwig will once again return to Season 2 reprising their roles as brothers Jack and Ace Spade. Amell rose to fame with his starring role as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in the CW series "Arrow" while Ludwig has had roles in franchises such as "The Hunger Games," 'Bad Boys," and "Vikings". Also returning will be Alison Luff as Staci Spade, Mary McCormack as Willie Day, Kelli Berglund as Crystal Tyler, Allen Maldonado as Rooster Robbins, James Harrison as Apocalypse, Roxton Garcia as Thomas Spade, and Chris Bauer as Wild Bill Hancock.

Alongside the returning main cast members, recurring stars Trey Tucker and Robby Ramos, who respectively play Bobby Pin and Diego Cottonmouth, have been promoted to the regular cast, according to Deadline. That could mean we'll be seeing more of them in the 2nd season of "Heels." It's less clear whether CM Punk, who played Ricky Rabies in Season 1, will be back, given how he's just returned from a long in-ring hiatus after signing with All Elite Wrestling, as reported by Sports Illustrated. We can also likely expect to see new characters join the ring for the second season, though it's unknown who they possibly could be.

What is the plot of Heels Season 2?

Season 1 of "Heels" ended with Crystal becoming the champion of the DWL as well as Ace and Jack being on bad terms. Jack's marriage to Staci is also now on the rocks. This next season definitely seems like it will be largely focusing on Staci, as well as Jack trying to redeem himself with both his brother and wife. There's also been speculation on whether Ace will end up quitting the DWL, even if it is for just a short period of time since the show really wouldn't be the same without him in the ring.

According to Deadline, Mike O'Malley will be back in Season 2 as showrunner and executive producer. He will also be appearing once again as Florida Wrestling Dystopia promoter Charlie Gully. Original creator, writer, and executive producer Michael Waldron will likewise be returning to the series while simultaneously working with Marvel Studios and LucasFilm.