Per The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy has given a series order to Deadly Class, a drama executive produced by Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Infinity War).
Based on the Rick Remender and Wes Craig graphic novel series of the same name, Deadly Class tells the story of Marcus, a homeless teen recruited into an elite private school that houses the progenies of the world’s most notorious crime families. The series, set in the late 1980s, chronicles the teen’s attempts to hold on to his moral compass in the face of a disreputable peer group and curriculum set on producing the world’s next wave of violent criminals.
Set to star the likes of Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Benjamin Wadsworth (Teen Wolf), Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse), and Maria Gabriela de Faria (Sitiados), Deadly Class joins a scripted slate for Syfy that includes Happy!, The Magicians, Krypton, Channel Zero, and Z Nation. It’s also part of an upcoming fleet of content for NBC Universal’s genre channel that features George R. R. Martin-based Nightflyers and a series adaptation of film franchise The Purge.
Will you be watching Deadly Class? Do you think Syfy is the proper venue to adapt the graphic novel into something live-action? What’s your opinion on Syfy’s recent rebrand and the direction their scripted content is heading?