I don’t know about you, but I certainly didn’t expect Arrow to last as long as it did. Nor did I expect it to launch an entire universe of television shows of such a massive scope. But all good things must come to an end, and with that, star Stephen Amell has to move on to bigger, better things as the Green Arrow’s story comes to a close.
But what will Amell’s post-Arrow career consist of? According to Deadline, the star has signed on to the Starz original series Heels. The show is set in the world of independent professional wrestling. With Amell having signed on, the project has received an official greenlight and eight-episode order.
Heels is showrunned by Survivor’s Remorse’s Mike O’Malley and will be written by Loki’s Michael Waldron. Here is how the outlet describes the series:
“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?”
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