Deep Heat start date and cast from new ITV2 comedy


Deep Heat is the brand new comedy coming to ITV2 – here’s all you need to know!

Written and created by celebrated comedy duo Max & Ivan with co-writer Andrew Ellard, Deep Heat is produced by SLAM Films and directed by BAFTA-winning Matt Lipsey.

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).

Plus, there are guest appearances from Matt Lucas (Little Britain), John Thomson (Cold Feet), Ben Ashenden (Stath Lets Flats) and Carla Langley (There She Goes).

New comedy Deep Heat will start Monday, 28 March on ITV2 from 10PM and will be available to stream in full online via ITV Hub.

A teaser for the six-part series shares: “Leap off the top rope into the glitzy-but-grimy world of British professional wrestling and fall in love with the gang of misfits trying to keep a family business alive.

“Quick-witted and rebellious Holly (Jahannah James) is a frustrated wannabe wrestler. And she’s just found herself facing the challenge of a lifetime.

“When all of BOSS Pro Wrestling’s top talent are poached by her brother Nick Nitro (Richard Fleeshman), causing their mum Pam (Pippa Haywood) to be devastated. There’s one hope: If Holly can bring together BOSS Pro’s remaining gang of young rejects, the company might just survive.

“Holly’s hopes of making it to Slamageddon – BOSS Pro’s big show – rest on a team anyone else would give up on. Nervous but talented newbie Jack (Max Olesker) has enrolled as a trainee. He finds himself in a blossoming bromance with freewheeling, eccentric roadie Woodhouse (Ivan Gonzalez).

“Also part of the group is the mighty Ben (Paul Olima), easily confused, but with a heart of gold; fast-talking hustler Mya (Sasha Desouza-Willock); debonair-but-past-it former champion Clifford-Baxter ‘The Gentleman Grappler’ (Alistair Petrie); and Bertha (Sharon Rooney), a woman of few words but an overabundance of confidence and bizarre, home-made costumes. It’s a diverse, weird and wonderful group – an unlikely crowd who find companionship in (or sat beside) the ring.

“We join the BOSS crew as they embark on a journey of spandex, slams, and self-discovery, leading towards the biggest fight of their lives – a battle of wills with the obnoxious Nick Nitro and his awful crew.

“Plus, with her overly-protective mum out of the way, Holly might just make it into the ring herself – under a mask, who would even know, right…”

Paul Mortimer, ITV’s Content Director for On Demand and Acquisitions said: “Deep Heat is a brilliant new addition to ITV2 and ITV Hub as we continue to bolster our scripted comedy content for younger viewers.

“The writers have created these brilliant and hilarious characters set in a fictional pro wrestling company.”

Louise Delamere and Stephen Mangan, Executive Producers added: “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.”

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