Watch: Artist Wes Craig on Deadly Class becoming a TV show

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Oct 12, 2017

Everyone thinks their high school was the worst, but most people's schools weren't likely to kill them. That's not the case in Deadly Class, the smash-hit Image Comics series from writer Rick Remender, artist Wes Craig, and colorists Lee Loughridge and Jordan Boyd, which is set in a high school for assassins-to-be. It's a fan-favorite comic, but soon the Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts will be killing it on your television screens, too!

Deadly Class has a pilot ordered by SYFY, meaning that Marcus Lopez and the rest of his troubled classmates could be invading your living room courtesy of executive producers Joe and Anthony Russo, best known for directing Captain America: Civil War. The series — which releases its 31st issue later this month — is obviously action-packed and full of teen angst, but is also set in the 1980s, which is a hot time period for nostalgia right now as evidenced by the success of properties like Stranger Things and the renewed impending nuclear apocalypse.

Artist extraordinaire and co-creator Wes Craig talked to SYFY Wire at New York Comic Con about the 1980s punk-rock aesthetic, what music he'd like to hear as part of the show's soundtrack, what part of the series he's most excited to see on screen, and much more.

Watch the video below and stay tuned to SYFY Wire for the latest on Deadly Class.

 

Additional material by Matt Funk.