Stephen Amell Will Star in a New TV Series After 'Arrow'

Stephen Amell Will Star in a New TV Series After 'Arrow'

Stephen Amell is currently filming the final season of Arrow and he’ll be heading back to television in his first role after wrapping the superhero series.

It was just announced that the 38-year-old actor will star in a new wrestling series for Starz called Heels. The hourlong drama will get an eight-episode first season.

Deadline reports that “Heels is about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals — one of them played by Amell — war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel (Amell). But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind.”

“In the ring, Amell’s Jack Spade is the charismatic villain, or heel, of the Duffy Wrestling Association (DWA). In the real world, he’s its hard-working owner, a husband and father trying to make ends meet while fighting to realize his impossible dreams. He has the mind of an artist in the body of a warrior, and a Steve Jobs-ian need for perfection — and for control. He says he’ll do whatever it takes to build the DWA into an empire. Will he go so far as to risk his marriage, or his relationship with his brother?”

Glee actor Mike O’Malley, who played Finn’s dad, will be the showrunner!

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