‘Heels’: Kelli Berglund Joins Starz’s Wrestling Drama Series

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‘Heels’: Kelli Berglund Joins Starz’s Wrestling Drama Series
Exclusive: Kelli Berglund (Now Apocalypse) is set as a lead opposite Stephen Amell, Alexander Ludwig and Alison Luff in Heels, Starz’s eight-episode hourlong drama set in the outrageous world of independent professional wrestling.

Written by Michael Waldron and directed by Peter Segal, with Mike O’Malley as showrunner, Heels is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals, Jack Spade (Amell) and Ace Spade (Ludwig), war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy (Ludwig) and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel (Amell). But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind.

Berglund will play Crystal, a 20-year-old wrestler’s valet who yearns to
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