Syfy has given a series order to the Russo brothers’ comic book based project, Deadly Class, based on the Image Comics graphic novel. The adaptation was created by Rick Remender (Deadspace) — who created the horror and action graphic novel series alongside illustrator Wes Craig — and Miles Orion Feldsott (American Koko).
Deadly Class is set in a dark, comic book world against the backdrop of the late ’80s counterculture. The story follows a homeless teen that is 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 prove to be vital. The drama is described as “a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst.”
Deadly class stars Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Benjamin Wadsworth (Teen Wolf), Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse), Maria Gabriela de Faria (Sitiados), Luke Tennie (Shock and Awe), Liam James (The Killing), and Michel Duval (Queen of the South).
The series is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. Remender and Feldsott will executive produce alongside Joe Russo, Anthony Russo (Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War), and Mike Larocca (Spy). Chipmunk Hill’s Adam Targum (Banshee) will serve as executive producer on the pilot, along with Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline), who is also directing.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.