The American premium cable network Starz is known for producing many wonderful shows like Outlander, PowerBook IV Force, and Shining Vale. According to recent reports, the platform is canceling its most prominent shows, including Arrow star Stephen Amell’s wrestling drama Heels, while the second season of the series was released less than two weeks ago.
Starz cancels Stephen Amell’s hit series Heels
The popular cable television provider Starz has recently decided to clean its house, ceasing its most promising shows from its lineup. The popular wrestling drama Heels, starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig, has reportedly been canceled from the platform, despite the season finale being just around the corner.
According to Variety, along with Heels, Starz has also canceled other critically acclaimed shows Run the World and Blindspotting, which will not get new seasons on the cable network. Additionally, season 1 of The Venery of Samantha Bird has been shelved without airing. The series starring Katherine Langford as the titular character and was in production until the Hollywood strike led things to halt.
As per the Warps reports the show has been cancelled due to its insufficient view preventing the revival of the following seasons.
The cancellation of Heels was quite unexpected, as the show has garnered quite a good response from the audience, with a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8/10 rating on IMDB. The series has released two seasons with a total of 16 episodes, and the final season finale was earlier this month.
Heels Season 2 ends on a cliffhanger, disappoints fans with cancellation
The Heels revolves around the story of the world of professional wrestling in the Duffy Wrestling League, an independent group in Georgia. It follows the story of Stephen Amell’s Jack Spade and his brother Ace, portrayed by Vikings star Alexander Ludwig, as they strive to elevate the league to greater heights.
The recently released second season continues to explore the complex relationship between Jack and Ace as they develop their struggle to find their own identity as a ‘face’ or a ‘heel’. The series ended on a cliffhanger with Amell’s character possibly becoming paralyzed after executing a dangerous move. Fans who were anxiously expecting the third season, sadly have to give up their hope due to the recent annulment.
There hasn’t been any official note from the platform or the show creators regarding the cancellation. It is not sure that the canceled series will be offered to any other potential homes for future seasons. Since the exact reason for this cancellation remains unknown, Starz and its parent company, Lionsgate, continue with their respective strategies and announcements.