“We’re committed to developing graphic novels for SYFY and have found a rich, compelling, truly unique world in Deadly Class,”
The SyFy Network has officially picked up ‘Deadly Class’, a comic book series from Rick Remender and Wes Craig that is published via image comics in comic book and trade paperback formats. Back in September of 2017, SyFy ordered a pilot, but now they have committed to a series (a full season).
Both Sony Entertainment and Universal will produce the show. The world-class team of Mike Larocca, Joe Russo and Anthony Russo will serve as Executive Producers. It was Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline), who directed the pilot. The series will star Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, Maria Gabriela de Faria, Luke Tennie, Liam James, as well as Michel Duval.
Bill McGoldrick, one of the Presidents over at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment said;
“We’re committed to developing graphic novels for SYFY and have found a rich, compelling, truly unique world in Deadly Class,” and goes on to comment further; “Our producing partners expertly combined high school angst, 80s nostalgia and comic flair into a beautifully realized, visually arresting pilot that truly brings Rick and Wes’ acclaimed comic series to life.”
Deadly Class began it’s life as a comic book in 2014 with the first issue, in which we were introduced to the characters Marcus, Maria, Daniel and Kendal. It is being described as a coming of age drama set against the backdrop of the 1980s. The series focuses on Marcus, a homeless street-kid, who is recruited in to an elite school. The catch? The kids are all in a school together that just happens to be where the progeny of the world’s criminal elite attend.
This latest announcement comes quickly after SyFy announced it had also picked up the George R.R. Martin series Nightflyers as the network attempts to bolster their stable of adaptation properties like ‘Krypton‘ and ‘Happy!‘.