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Arrow Star Stephen Amell is set to star in the NBC pilot Fits LA., a new extension of the Suits Universe, by Aaron Korsh, creator and writer of the original series. Production is scheduled to begin in Vancouver at the end of March.
Fits LA The focus is on Ted Black (Amell), a former federal prosecutor from New York who has reinvented himself as a representative of the most powerful clients in Los Angeles. His company is in crisis, and in order to survive he must take on a role he has held with disdain his entire career. Ted is surrounded by a cast of characters who test their loyalty to Ted and each other while they can’t help but mix their personal and professional lives. All of this occurs as the events of years ago slowly unravel and resulted in Ted leaving everything and everyone he loved behind.
Amell’s Ted Black is described as a charismatic force of nature who puts his own needs above others. Fifteen years ago, the former New York prosecutor teamed up with his old pal Stuart Lane to build an LA law firm specializing in criminal and entertainment law.
Suits: LA It is not a reboot or a revival, but rather a brand extension in the sense of CSI And NCIS Franchises with new characters in a new location.
Korsh serves as executive producer alongside David Bartis, Doug Liman and Gene Klein, who EP’d with him on the original series. Victoria Mahoney is the director and executive producer of the pilot. UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, is the studio.
Amell, known for the lead role of Oliver Queen on the CW Arrowmost recently starred in Starz’s hit wrestling drama series Heels. He will next be seen in the Netflix film Code: 8 Part II, which he also produced. Amell is represented by UTA, Leverage Management and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.