Stephen Amell to star in ‘Heel’

The Arrow star will next headline a new Starz series called Heels, about small town pro wrestling. The official description reads as follows:

“Set in a close-knit Georgia community, Heels follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to – or hard to leave behind.”

Amell will play Jack whose described as “the charismatic villain – or heel – of the Duffy Wrestling Association” with “the mind of an artist in the body of a warrior, and a Steve Jobs-ian need for perfection – and control.”

In August 2015, the actor faced off against Cody Rhodes – who played Sampson on Arrow – at WWE’s Summerslam. He went on to compete in a few more singles matches, before implying last year on Facebook Live that those days were possibly behind him.

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