Deep Heat - ITV2 commissions brand new comedy
Holly (Jahannah James), a disgruntled wannabe wrestler facing the battle of a lifetime, is the star of the 6 x 30" series. Holly's mother, Pam (Pippa Haywood), is heartbroken when her brother Nick Nitro (Richard Fleeshman) poaches all of Boss Pro's top wrestlers. It appears like the North West's oldest pro-wrestling firm is doomed. But, if Holly can assemble Boss Pro's surviving gang of misfits, the company might just make it...if Pam would only let Holly wrestle herself.
We join the Boss Pro crew as they look toward a summer of slams and self-discovery – can our underdogs come together and come out on top to put on the show of a lifetime?
Deep Heat boasts an impressive ensemble cast that includes: Jahannah James (The Self-Tapers), Pippa Haywood (Green Wing), Richard Fleeshman (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Paul Olima (Newcomer), Alistair Petrie (Sex Education), Max Olesker (W1A), Ivan Gonzalez (W1A), Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary), Sasha Desouza-Willock (Adult Material) and Abby Russell (Hang Ups) with guest appearances from Matt Lucas (Little Britain), John Thomson (Cold Feet), Ben Ashenden (Stath Lets Flats) and Carla Langley (There She Goes).
Louise Delamere and Stephen Mangan, Executive Producers said "We can't wait to unleash the wonderful Deep Heat on the world – a high-energy and joyous comic celebration of wrestling, glamour and tight spandex".