We saw him as Oliver Queen for almost eight years, so now it’s a bit difficult to imagine Stephen Amell playing such a different character. The Canadian interpreter, leader of the Arrowverse for years and one of the most charismatic among the followers of the superhero world of CW, stars in a new series: Heels, a drama about wrestling that Starzplay will premiere next summer. His co-star and compatriot Alexander Ludwig also radically changes his image and character after his role as Bjorn in Vikings.
Both Amell and Ludwig play two brothers in the series, two professional wrestling professionals who, in addition to being partners, are rivals. It is not the first time that we see them in the shoes of their characters and, in fact, Starz released the first preview of Heel’s a few weeks ago, but the Entertainment Weekly website has published a new image of the series starring the former Arrow that leaves no room for doubt: There is no trace of Oliver Queen in the new Stephen Amell series.
Who Is Stephen Amell In Heels?
His character is called Jack Spade and he is one of the two brothers who own a wrestling promotion that has always belonged to his family. Both are expert fighters, but they not only face each other to win and make a show in the ring, but to collect the witness of their deceased father as leaders of the business.
In the new image of Heels shared by EW, the character of Stephen Amell wears his wrestling suit while he stands out with something very special: the championship medal. The performer’s wardrobe is inevitably reminiscent of what professional wrestlers wear in real life. The photography also conveys serenity and confidence in the character that we are already looking forward to seeing in the series, for which it seems that he has completely left his old character behind.
Created by Rick and Morty screenwriter Michael Waldron and with Mike O’Malley as’ showrunner ‘, Heels is set in a small town in Georgia and has this family at its center, which also includes the brothers’ wives Spade. As revealed by the chief scriptwriter, the fiction will show the two realities of Ace and Jack, who live the dream of any champion while running a business with the characteristics of a normal job.
Starz’s new original series will premiere worldwide on Sunday, August 15 on the premium streaming platform StarzPlay.