The Vikings actor Alexander Ludwig has been cast to star in Starz’s ‘Heels.’
Ludwig is joining Stephen Amell in the eight-episode limited series about independent professional wrestlers.
Written by Michael Waldron with Mike O’Malley as the showrunner, Ludwig is set to play Ace Space, the popular hero of the DWA. His character has been described as “brash, cocky and self-destructive.”
Heels is 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 (Amell) and Ace (Ludwig) Spade, 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.