‘Arrow’ Star Stephen Amell to Lead Starz Wrestling Drama ‘Heels’

Variety | 8/19/2019 | Will Thorne
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Stephen Amell has set his first major post-“Arrow” role.

The actor, who will make his final outing as the bow-wielding super hero this season, has been cast as the lead in a wrestling drama series entitled “Heels,” which has been handed an eight-episode order by Starz.

Drama - Georgia - Community - Wrestling - Promotion

The hour-long drama is set in a close-knit Georgia community and follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals war over their late father’s legacy. Amell will play the role of Jack Spade, the heel (a wrestling term for villain) in the ring to his brother’s good guy.

Outside of the ring, Amell’s character is described as a hard-working owner, a husband and father trying to make ends...
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