With Arrow sadly coming to an end later this year, Emerald Archer star Stephen Amell has found his next project.
Via Deadline, Amell has signed on to headline Starz’s wrestling drama Heels. Given a series order of an eight-episode first season, Heels will centre on a family-owned independent wrestling promotion in Georgia.
Amell will play one of two brothers battling to save the legacy of their deceased father, and his character of Jack is the nefarious in-ring villain of the company. This won’t be the first time that the Canadian has sampled the world of professional wrestling, of course – Amell having competed for both WWE and AEW.
Community’s Michael Waldron is on writing duties for Heels, with Survivor’s Remorse’s Mike O’Malley serving as showrunner.
As alluded to, Arrow will come to an end later this year with a ten-episode eighth season. Considering the landscape-changing Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover that’s on the way for the Arrowverse, many are expecting Amell’s Oliver Queen to be sacrificed as part of this hotly anticipated event.