James Harrison Jr. and Allen Maldonado Talk About Their Roles in Heels. The Soon to be Hit from Starz, Premiering Friday, August 15, 2021.
Two-time Super Bowl Winner, James Harrison Jr. and Award Winning Actor, Allen Maldonado Talk About Their Roles in Heels. The Soon to be Hit from Starz, Premiering Friday, August 15, 2021.
James Harrison Jr. plays journeyman grappler Apocalypse and Allen Maldonado takes on the roll of the best wrestler in the territory as Rooster Robbins in Heels, the soon to be smash hit produced by Michael Waldron (Loki, Rick and Morty, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) and Mike O’Malley (Yes, Dear, Survivor’s Remorse, Shameless).
Heels is a Greek tragedy set in the Duffy Wrestling League (DWL), a small town promotion set in Georgia where brothers Jake Space (Stephen Amell) and Ace Spade (Alexander Ludwig) have to entirely different visions in preserving their father’s legacy through the performance art that is professional wrestling.
This eight, one-hour season takes us through the ups and downs of the industry, from the indie scene to the major leagues and back again.
The first four episodes of Heels blew me away and with a special appearance by a professional wrestler, who people are jonesing to see step back in the ring like a drug addict going through withdrawal, Heels is going make everyone take notice of what it is like to live in the shadow of a father that set the standard for your industry in your region.
Harrison share’s what is wrestling character would be if he ever stepped into the ring outside of the series, which had Maldonado laughing harder than I have seen anyone else do so in quite some time.
As a life long professional wrestling fan, Heels confirms my love of the spectacle while giving those who shunned the world of sports entertainment for not being, “legitimate.”