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Stephen Amell Suffers Back Injury On Set of Starz’ Wrestling Drama Heels

October 30, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Stephen Amell is down and recovering after sustaining a back injury on the set of his new wrestling drama Heels. Deadline reports that Amell was injured during a stunt on the upcoming Starz show, with a spokesperson for Starz confirming the news.

The spokesperson said, “While performing a stunt on the set of Heels this week, Stephen Amell sustained an injury to his back. Following a medical evaluation, he is now resting and recovering at home in anticipation of his return to set.”

Production has not been affected by the injury and is continuing as Amell recovers. THe actor stars in the series alongside Alexander Ludwig. It is written by Michael Waldron and has Mike O’Malley as its showrunner. It is described as follows:

Heels is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small-town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals, Jack Spade (Amell) and Ace Spade (Ludwig), war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy (Ludwig) and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel (Amell). But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind.

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