Heels, an hourlong drama set in the outrageous world of independent professional wrestling, has been put on the fast track at Starz. I hear the project from Paramount TV is in active development, eyeing a potential eight-episode straight-to-series order.

Written by Michael Waldron and to be directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez (The Stanford Prison Experiment), Heels is the story of two brothers and rivals – one a villain, or “heel,” in the ring; the other a hero, or “face.” Real conflicts play out in fake matches as they war over their late father’s wrestling promotion, vying for national attention in small-town Georgia.

LBI Entertainment’s Julie Yorn, Chris Donnelly and Patrick Walmsley produce for Paramount Television.

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This would be the second premium cable series for Paramount TV, which also has drama Berlin Station at Epix, recently renewed for a second season. Additionally, the company has School of Rock at Nickelodeon returning for a third season, Shooter coming back for Season 2 on USA and Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ for Season 3 on Seeso, as well as upcoming series 13 Reasons Why and Maniac at Netflix, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan at Amazon and The Alienist at TNT. Par TV’s Fox special Grease: Live won five Emmys in September.