“Arrow” leading man Stephen Amell isn’t resting on his retirement from the DC Universe, the actor jumping straight into serving as the lead in “Heels,” a new Starz drama series about the independent professional wrestling circuit.
Amell will play Jack Spade, the charismatic villain (‘heel’) of the Duffy Wrestling Association (DWA) who in the real world is its hard-working owner along with being a husband and father trying to make ends meet while fighting to realize his impossible dreams in his close-knit Georgia community.
He also has a Steve Jobs-ian need for perfection and control, doing whatever it takes to build the DWA into an empire – even at the risk of his marriage and the relationship with his brother as they duel over their late father’s legacy. The project will have an eight-episode first season.
Source: The Wrap