After he puts down his bow on “Arrow,” Stephen Amell is entering the wrestling ring.
The actor, who will wrap up The CW series next season, has booked his next project: He’ll star in Starz’s pro wrestling drama “Heels.”
Amell will play Jack Spade, owner (and chief villain) of small-time wrestling outfit, the Duffy Wrestling Association. The hard-working husband and father is trying to make ends meet while fighting to realize his impossible dreams.
With the mind of an artist inside a warrior’s body, Jack has a Steve Jobs-like need for perfection — and for control. He wants to build the DWA into an empire, which could risk his marriage and his relationship with his brother.
But first, Amell will first make the eighth and final season of “Arrow.”
The actor is a wrestling fan who has appeared in WWE, Ring of Honor and All Elite Wrestling events. AEW’s Cody Rhodes also made a cameo on “Arrow,” and Amell gave a shout-out to the wrestler on Twitter to join “Heels”: