Actor Stephen Amell is going from DC Comics Superhero to Indie Wrestling Villain!
Per Entertainment Weekly:
On Tuesday, Starz unveiled first look photos of the Arrow alum in the new wrestling drama Heels, which also stars Vikings‘ Alexander Ludwig. In the pics (above) Amell and Ludwig are decked out in full wrestling attire and about to enter the ring — but they don’t look too thrilled about it.
Centered on a family-owned wrestling promotion, the Georgia-set show follows Jack Spade (Amell) and his younger brother/rival Ace (Ludwig) as they war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, Ace is usually the hero and Jack is his nemesis, a.k.a. the heel, “but in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind,” reads the official synopsis. These are both Amell and Ludwig’s first TV roles since Arrow and Vikings, respectively, ended in 2020.
Amell is no stranger to the wrestling world. The actor has wrestled for both WWE and Impact Wrestling. Check out his in-ring skills below:
Heels also stars Mary McCormack, Alison Luff, Kelli Berglund, Allen Maldonado, Chris Bauer, Robby Ramos, Trey Tucker, Roxton Garcia, and James Harrison. The show is written by Community and Lokialum Michael Waldron, who executive produces alongside showrunner Mike O’Malley, Julie Yorn, Peter Segal, Chris Donnelly, and Patrick Walmsley.
The series is set to premiere this Summer on Starz.