Deep Heat: ITV TV show about wrestlers explained, who’s in the cast with Jahannah James - when can I watch it?

The North West’s oldest pro-wrestling promotion faces closure in this new grappling sitcom from ITV

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A new sitcom coming to ITV2 this month brings viewers a tag team of professional wrestling action and laughs aplenty.

The six-part series, titled Deep Heat, has been written and created by comedy duo Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez, and co-writer Andrew Ellard.

The series follows quick-witted, rebellious Holly (played by Brotherhood’s Jahannah James), a frustrated wannabe wrestler facing the “challenge of a lifetime” as she tries to revive the North West’s oldest pro-wrestling company.

Here is everything you need to know about it.

What is Deep Heat about?

The new ITV comedy is about a group of misfits joining together in a bid to save a pro-wrestling company.

Holly’s mum Pam, played by Pippa Haywood, is devastated when it looks like it is game over for Boss Pro after Holly’s brother Nick Nitro - portrayed by former Coronation Street actor Richard Fleeshman - poaches all the best wrestlers.

The show will follow Holly trying to bring together Boss Pro’s remaining group of misfits in an attempt to save the company.

ITV has said viewers will “join the Boss Pro crew as they look toward a summer of slams and self-discovery” but they will have to see if the underdogs will “come together and come out on top to put on the show of a lifetime”.

Executive producers Louise Delamere and Stephen Mangan 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.”

Who’s in the cast?

Alongside Brotherhood’s Jahannah James and Coronation Street’s Richard Fleeshman in the starring roles, other members of the cast include Sex Education’s Alistair Petrie, My Mad Fat Diary’s Sharon Rooney, Adult Material’s Sasha Desouza-Willock, Hang Up’s Abby Russell, and Paul Olima.

The show’s writing duo - Olesker and Gonzalez - will also feature, alongside guest appearances from comedian Matt Lucas, John Thomson, Ben Ashenden, and Carla Langley.

When can I watch it?

The first episode of Deep Heat will be broadcast on ITV2 at 10pm on Monday 28 March.

Comprising of six episodes, the first series of Deep Heat will be available in its entirety on ITV Hub.

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