Arrow star Stephen Amell will star in Heels, a wrestling drama series from Starz.
Amell is notable for portraying the skilled archer Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on series Arrow and has appeared on WWE, feuding with former WWE star Cody Rhodes. Producers may have seen that the actor has a knack for the sport hence the casting choice.
Heels is set in a small community in Georgia and follows two brothers who fight over a wrestling league that their late father left behind.
Directed by Peter Segal, the wrestling drama series will have eight episodes in its first season and is produced by Lionsgate in association with Paramount Television Studios.
A release date hasn’t been revealed yet but the official synopsis is seen below:
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. 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?