Canadian actor Stephen Amell is best known for his performance as Oliver Queen in the series Arrow. He has been a part of shows like Private Practice and The Flash. Amell has been an active part of professional wrestling also. The actor made headlines back in 2023, for speaking against the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.

Stephen Amell
Stephen Amell in Arrow

Stephen Amell is back in the spotlight after landing the lead role in the upcoming NBC drama Suits: L.A., a new extension of Aaron Korsh-led Suits. 

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Stephen Amell Bags The Lead Role In NBC Drama Suits L.A.

2024 seems to be going good for Stephen Amell. According to the reputed media outlet Deadline, Amell has bagged the lead role in one of the most-watched legal drama extensions, Suits: L.A. The production of the series is scheduled for late March 2024.

Suits L.A. revolves around the character of Ted Black, an ex-prosecutor from New York who goes on to reinvent himself with one of the most powerful client bases in Los Angeles. As his firm is going through a crisis and he is surrounded by people who are ready to take his advantage. Amidst all of this, events from the past force Ted Black to leave everything and everyone behind.

Stephen Amell
Stephen Amell in Heels

Stephen Amell plays the character of Ted Black. As mentioned by Deadline, Black’s character is very self-centered as he puts his own needs above others. He started the L.A. firm with his friend Stuart Lane fifteen years ago. The legal firm specializes in entertainment and criminal law. Suits L.A. is produced by Aaron Korsh, the brain behind the famous legal drama series Suits, along with Doug Liman, Gene Klein, and David Bartis.

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Stephen Amell Clarified His Remarks On SAG-AFTRA Strikes

Stephen Amell attracted negative media light for his remarks on the SAG-AFTRA strikes. He labeled the revolutionary strike as myopic and even mentioned that it is just a reductive negotiating tactic. According to the Entertainment Weekly, the Screamers: The Hunting actor had said-

“I support my union, I do, and I stand with them. I do not support striking. I don’t. I think it is a reductive negotiating tactic, and I find the entire thing incredibly frustrating. And I think the thinking as it pertains to shows like the show that I’m on [Heels], that premiered last night, I think it’s myopic.” 

Stephen Amell was widely criticized by netizens on social media for his derogatory remarks on the SAG-AFTRA strikes. He took to Instagram and clarified his remarks on SAG-AFTRA strikes. His Instagram post (now removed) mentioned-

“To ensure there is no misunderstanding about my thoughts and intentions I’m providing what I actually said and clarity/context to ensure my feelings aren’t unintentionally misinterpreted. My off-the-cuff use of the word ‘support’ is clearly contradictory to my true feelings and my emphatic statement that I stand with my union. Of course, I don’t like striking. Nobody does. But we have to do what we have to do.”

Stephen Amell
Stephen Amell in The Flash

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His post further mentioned-

“I’m an actor and I was speaking extemporaneously for over an hour. I emote, but I certainly don’t think these issues are simple. Our leadership has an incredibly complicated job, and I am grateful for all that they do. Despite some of my terrible early acting work, I assure you, I’m not a robot. From an intellectual perspective, I understand why we are striking, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t emotionally frustrating on many levels for all involved.”

Stephen Amell was last seen in Starz’s wrestling drama Heels. The wrestling drama also features Alison Luff and Alexander Ludwig, and it can be streamed on Prime Video.

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