STARZ has pulled the plug on three of its series. The premium channel has cancelled ‘Heels’, ‘Blindspotting’ and ‘Run The World’ each after 2 seasons, while also revealing that they will not be moving forward with ‘The Venery of Samantha Bird’ after its filming schedule was halted by the strikes.
It’s been confirmed by multiple sources that STARZ has cancelled ‘Heels’, ‘Blindspotting’ and ‘Run The World’ after two seasons each. All three aired their sophomore seasons during 2023 and as all three have concluded their runs, the season two finale of each will now additionally serve as the series finale. You can read summaries of all three series below.
In addition to cancelling the three series, it’s been reported that STARZ has also revealed that they will not be moving forward with ‘The Venery of Samantha Bird’ which previously halted filming due to the strikes and had two episodes left to shoot. The series was created by Anna Moriarty with Katherine Langford starring as the titular character.
Heels: “Heels” is a drama that follows Jack (Stephen Amell) and Ace Spade (Alexander Ludwig), two brothers and rivals who war over their late father’s wrestling promotion, vying for national attention in small-town Georgia. In the ring, one is a villain, or “heel,”; the other a hero, or “face.” Season two begins after a spectacular showing at the South Georgia State Fair, the Duffy Wrestling League’s popularity is suddenly on the upswing. Hoping to seize the opportunity, Jack and his cohorts prepare for a possible business deal with a new streaming service that may propel them onto a national stage. But the past and its tragedies threaten to upset everything when Ace leaves Duffy and the Dome in his rearview, and rival promotion Florida Wrestling Dystopia’s vengeful frontman Gully comes calling.”
Blindspotting: “Blindspotting” centers on Ashley, who is nipping at the heels of a middle class life in Oakland until Miles, her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she is forced to move in with Miles’ mother and half-sister.
Run The World: “Run the World” chronicles the euphoric highs and heartbreaking lows that Whitney, Renee and Sondi must endure in their pursuit of world domination. Whitney must follow the road of self-discovery in order to thrive in her life with or without Ola, while Renee and Sondi must decide what they truly want out of life – both in love and their careers. Whether they reunite with a past love, taste the life of a millionaire, or see their career take off in a radical new direction, these powerful Black women, fortified by their impenetrable friendship, won’t let anything get in their way.
Were you a fan of any of the three shows and are you disappointed to see that they won’t be returning on Starz? Don’t hesitate to sound off in the comments with your thoughts on the news and the three series.