Wrestling fans are currently experiencing a renaissance, with WWE and AEW airing quality shows every week and WWE 2K22 coming to video game consoles soon. In the scripted television category is heelsfeaturing Arrow former Stephen Amell. Officially renewed for a second season in November, Amell has now shared that heels resumed filming for the new season. The news is accompanied by photographic evidence from the set, with the wrestling drama continuing the story of brothers Jack Spade (Amell) and Ace Spade as they vie for their late father’s Duffy Wrestling League (DWL).
A tweet from Stephen Amell reads: ‘Ring the bell’. An attached photo features the marker from the first episode of heels Season 2, with Peter Segal listed as director and Larry Blanford working on camera.
Ring the bell. pic.twitter.com/mvAbcWykqR
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) March 9, 2022
heels is created by Marvel Studios writer and producer Michael Waldron. In interviews leading up to the series’ debut, Waldron discussed the process that went into finding the right actor to play Jack Spade. Former WWE Superstar and current AEW wrestler CM Punk was even in the running to play Jack Spade, but wrestling enthusiast Stephen Amell eventually won the role. However, Punk got to play Ricky Rabies.
Waldron explained in an interview with ComicBook how Amell became the obvious choice once Arrow started to calm down.
“Well, playing the lead on any show is tough, because they just have to be a great, great actor who can carry a show on their shoulders,” Waldron said. “In playing Jack Spade, there’s the added requirement of having the physique of a great wrestler. We had to have someone who could credibly pull off this thing in the ring and out of the ring, when framed against his wife and kids, and other people in town, you would think it is a professional wrestler who lives here.
“There aren’t many people who look like that who are also great actors. Steven Amell is one of those people,” he added. “We were so lucky to have him, after the success of Arrow, with the ultimate bonus of the guy who loves wrestling. He might be the biggest fan of all of us, and he actually wrestled with WWE. So I mean, God, we were lucky to have Steve.”
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