Arrow's Stephen Amell Is Turning Heel With New Wrestling TV Show

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Stephen Amell says he's done moonlighting as a professional wrestler, but he's not quite finished with the wrestling industry. With The CW's Arrow currently filming its eighth and final season, the star has already lined up his next project. He will play a small town wrestler in an upcoming Starz drama.

The news comes from TVLine, which reports Amell has signed on to star in Heels, an eight-episode series about a small-town wrestling persona. The current Green Arrow will play Jack, who is the main villain of a regional wrestling group in Georgia known as the Duffy Wrestling Association. When he's not in the ring, Jack is the owner of the company, as well as a husband and father trying to make ends meet while keeping the DWA alive--and build it into a wrestling empire.

There are few other details about the project at this point. However, TVLine reveals the show will revolve around Jack and his brother, who are at war over the family-owned wrestling company and the legacy left by their late father.

Amell's first foray into the wrestling industry came with a match at WWE SummerSlam in 2015. He followed that with a bout in Ring of Honor in 2017 and his final match at 2018's All Out. The actor recently told GameSpot that chances of him getting back in the ring were incredibly slim. He's still clearly interested in the industry though--and the friends he's made in it. Already, Amell has asked All Elite Wrestling's Cody Rhodes to join him on the series via Twitter. Rhodes previously appeared in multiple episodes of Arrow.

A premiere for Heels has not been announced at this point. Amell is currently filming the final episodes of Arrow, as well as the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event.

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