Deadline is exclusively reporting that Mary McCormack is the latest name to join the cast of wrestling drama series Heels at Starz.
Heels will be set in a close-knit Georgia community, focusing on a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals, Jack and Ace Spade, war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy, the face, and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to (and just as hard to leave behind).
Mary McCormack (whose credits include In Plain Sight and The Kids Are Alright) will be playing the role of Willie, the business partner of Jack Spade and logistical brains behind the local wrestling organisation who came up in the glory days as Wild Bill’s valet, but grew tired of babysitting and left him just as his career took off. His return to the local circuit complicates her life, as does the reflection of her younger self that she sees in Crystal.
The eight-episode series is being written by Michael Waldron, with Mike O’Malley serving as showrunner with the pair serving also as executive producers alongside LBI Entertainment’s Julie Yorn, Chris Donnelly and Patrick Walmsley.