As The CW’s Arrow gets ready to wind down later this year, Emerald
Archer star Stephen Amell has landed his next project.
Courtesy of Deadline,
Amell has signed on to headline Starz’s upcoming wrestling-driven drama Heels.
Heels has already been approved for an eight-episode season
and will focus on two brothers who are desperately trying to make an independent
wrestling promotion work in a close-knit Georgia community.
Amell will play the role of a heel in the wrestling company,
with him battling his brother as they look to protect and defend their father’s
Written by Community’s Michael Waldron and with The Stanford
Prison Experiment’s Kyle Patrick Alvarez directing, Heels has actually been
pitched for years – Amell’s involvement the key to finally getting the series green-lit.
This isn’t Stephen Amell’s first involvement with the
wrestling industry, however, with him having competed in matches for both WWE and
AEW – most recently losing to Christopher Daniels at AEW’s All In PPV.
AEW’s Cody Rhodes has previously wrestled Amell and has
also guest-starred as Derek Sampson in Arrow, and it appears Cody is open to
joining the Canadian in Heels.
Survivor’s Remorse’s Mike O’Malley will serve as showrunner