Heels Season 3: Netflix Can Revive Stephen Amell’s Underrated Gem After WrestleMania 40 Made Pro-Wrestling Cool Again

Stephen Amell's canceled show Heels could still return for season 3 thanks to Netflix and WrestleMania 40.

Heels Season 3: Netflix Can Revive Stephen Amell’s Underrated Gem After WrestleMania 40 Made Pro-Wrestling Cool Again


  • Stephen Amell's critically acclaimed show Heels' season 3 was canceled by Starz Network.
  • Netflix recently acquired season 1 and 2 of the show but is yet to renew for a third season.
  • The streaming giant's recent deal with WWE and WrestleMania 40's success could have a positive impact on Heels' fate.
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Fans were deeply disheartened after Heels season 3 was canceled by Starz Network. However, Netflix acquiring both seasons 1 and 2 of Heels became a ray of hope for both the fans and the show’s creators.


The show chronicles the story of twin brothers who are pro-wrestlers. It stars big television personalities like Arrow‘s Stephen Amell, Vikings star Alexander Ludwig, singer Alison Luff, and In Plain Sight actor Mary McCormack among others.

Screenshot from Arrow - Comic-Con 2018 Trailer
Screenshot from Arrow – Comic-Con 2018 Trailer | DC – YouTube

Heels Season 3’s Fate Remains Blurry Despite Netflix’s Move

Heels Season 1 hit our screens for the first time in 2021. It chronicled the story of the Spade brothers – Jack and Ace portrayed by Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig, who are working to keep their father’s independent wrestling promotion afloat after his death. Vikings star Alexander Ludwig famously labeled his experience of filming Heels as “painful.”


Seasons 1 and 2 had a lot going for it. Besides the intriguing and heartfelt storyline, the drama show also featured cameos from some real-life WWE legends like CM Punk and his wife, as well as former WWE star AJ Lee.

Alexander Ludwig from Heels
Image from Get to know Alexander Ludwig, The Musician | YouTube

Moreover, season 2 also left many plot points incomplete as a means of setting up season 3. Hence, Starz’s cancellation of it could not be more surprising. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show has earned an impressive 93% critics rating and a 94% audience score. However, Netflix acquired seasons 1 and 2 of Heels in April 2024, which renewed fans’ hopes for getting a season 3. But, the show is still in its early days on the streaming platform.

Although Netflix hasn’t renewed the show for a new season so far, the option still lies on the table. If Heels seasons 1 and 2 perform well on the streaming platform, fans may be able to see Arrow star Stephen Amell reprise his wrestling role. The Canadian actor has also been cast for the lead role in the upcoming spin-off show Suits L.A.


Additionally, Netflix’s latest move coupled with its early 2024 deal with WWE has further raised hopes for Heels season 3. As per the whopping $5 billion deal, the WWE’s flagship weekly program Raw will begin streaming exclusively on the streaming platform starting January 2025. Additionally, as a part of the agreement, Netflix will also stream WWE shows and specials like SmackDown and NXT, along with live events like WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Royal Rumble for territories outside the US. Heels season 3 would certainly pair well with WWE’s Raw.

Another thing raising hopes for Heels season 3 is WrestleMania 40’s roaring success.

WrestleMania 40 Made Crazy Viewership Numbers

WWE’s biggest event of the year – WrestleMania 40 was a resounding success. The company revealed in a press release that the event had broken WWE’s all-time gate record by 78%. For the unversed, a gate record is the sum of money collected at a sporting venue from the sale of tickets.

Image via The Undertaker delivers an epic Chokeslam to The Rock
Image via The Undertaker delivers an epic Chokeslam to The Rock | WWE | YouTube

The show which took place on April 6 and 7, hosted 145,298 fans from all 50 states of the US as well as from 64 other countries. WrestleMania 40 also became the most socially viewed event of all time with 660 million views across two nights.

WWE’s merchandise sales also increased by 20% as compared to WrestleMania 39. The event which was led by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson also featured many pro-wrestlers like Cody Rhodes, and Roman Reigns as well as a surprise appearance by The Undertaker.

Heels Season 1 and 2 are streaming on Netflix.


Written by Disha Kandpal

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With four years of experience as an entertainment journalist, Disha Kandpal has written over 5000 articles for websites like HITC, Reality TitBit, The Focus, Celebrity Tidbit, Republic World, and more. When she isn't chasing after the latest entertainment news, Disha can be found at the theatre, getting hyped over the latest superhero/action release or laying in her bed watching Star Wars.