Russo Brothers Show Deadly Class Picked Up At SYFY
The sibling duo - Joe Russo and Anthony Russo - who brought you Avengers: Infinity War and Captain America: Civil War come bearing gifts in the form of a graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig turned TV drama series for the SYFY Channel. With exciting news comes enthusiastic questions, so here are some exclusive answers!
What's it about?
Set in a dark, comic book world against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, Deadly Class follows a homeless teen recruited into a storied elite private school where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties soon proves to be vital. Based on the best-selling 2014 Image Comics graphic novel, Deadly Class is a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst.
Who's who in the cast?
Deadly Class will star Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams), Benjamin Wadsworth (Teen Wolf), Lana Condor (X-Men Apocalypse, Alita: Battle Angel), Maria Gabriela de Faria (Yo Soy Franky, Sitiados), Luke Tennie (Shock and Awe), Liam James (The Way Way Back, The Killing) and Michel Duval (Senora Acero, Queen of the South).
Who made it?
From Sony Pictures Television and Universal Cable Productions, Deadly Class will be adapted for television by comic book writer Rick Remender and producer Miles Orion Feldsott who also serve as executive producers alongside: Joe Russo (Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War), Anthony Russo (Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War), Mike Larocca (Spy), Adam Targum (Banshee) and Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline).
Will cool kids like it?
Boasting a stellar cast and an intriguing storyline, Deadly Class is very cool but don't just take our word for it: "'Deadly Class' continues to be one of the best comics hitting store shelves month after month. [Rick] Remender and [Wes] Craig are delivering a world populated with fully realized characters commenting on social troubles through incredibly exciting sequences filled with action, drugs and mayhem. No series is better at combining the ludicrous with the deeply human than ‘Deadly Class.’” - ComicBook.com
Ok, I'm IN! So...when can I watch it?
It's still early yet, team, but keep an eye out on SYFY.com for updates on the series premiere and much more!