deadly class

Earlier this month, Syfy cancelled Deadly Class, its adaptation of the Image Comics title about a homeless teen who’s recruited to a private school where the world’s top crime families send their heirs to prepare to take over the family business. And though there was a tiny sliver of hope that the show could find another home at a different network, that hope has now been extinguished.

Rick Remender, the writer/executive producer of the show and the writer of the comic on which it’s based, took to Twitter to confirm the sad news for fans: Deadly Class is dead. Read More »

Happy interview

A trio of shows have been given the axe on cable and streaming today. SyFy has canceled their darkly comedic series Happy! and the freshman assassin series Deadly Class. Meanwhile, Amazon has given the axe to their con man series Sneaky Pete after three seasons. However, a couple of these shows have the chance of being saved. Read More »

deadly class pilot

A little less than a month away from its official premiere on January 16, SyFy has released the Deadly Class pilot online to stream now. The series, which follows a group of young misfits who are trained to be assassins in a school called King’s Dominion, is based on Rick Remender and Wesley Craig‘s comic series of the same name, and is a highly anticipated project produced by Avengers: Infinity War‘s Russo Brothers.

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deadly class trailer

If you’ve seen the commercials for SYFY’s new series Deadly Class, in which young misfits are trained to be assassins in a school called King’s Dominion, then you’ve probably already determined that this show is going to be ca-razy (in the best way ever). But beyond the switchblades and the characters’ devilishly deceptive private school uniforms, the show—derived from writer Rick Remender and artist Wesley Craig’s comic book series of the same name—seeks to confront resonating themes of morality, antiestablishment, and mental health that present a conflict among the characters in this 1987-set narrative.

The series also boasts a large young cast of mostly newcomers who take on the roles of diverse youth living on the fringes of society who must fight Battle Royale-style for the acceptance of headmaster Master Lin (Benedict Wong). The story is told through lead character Marcus Lopez (Benjamin Wadsworth), who’s half Nicaraguan, as he enters King’s Dominion after living on the street for two years.

Here are 10 things we learned from the Vancouver set.

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deadly class trailer

It would be easy to describe Deadly Class as “Harry Potter with assassins,” but that’s just scratching the surface. Sure, this is a series set at a secret academy that trains teenagers how to be expert killers, but the comparisons really end there. If Syfy’s upcoming television adaptation of the Image Comics series by writer Rick Remender and artist Wes Craig is anything like the source material, it will be the kind of entertainment that leaves you a bit bruised and beaten and wanting more.

And you can watch a new trailer for the series right now.

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Deadly Class trailer

Anthony and Joe Russo are coming off one of the biggest movies in history with Avengers: Infinity War, and now the brothers are tackling another comic book adaptation – this time for the small screen. They’re executive producing the popular comic Deadly Class for Syfy, and now the first Deadly Class trailer has arrived to show off this “twisted coming of age story.” Check it out below.
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The Peripheral

Two upcoming television projects have found homes. In a competitive bidding war, Amazon has won the rights to a science fiction series called The Peripheral that hails from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the creators of HBO’s Westworld. Meanwhile, Syfy has snagged the rights to Deadly Class, a comic adaptation from Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Read more about both projects below. Read More »

deadly class first look

Deadly Class is the latest comic book to make the jump from the page to screen and Syfy could have a real winner on their hands. Rick Remender and Wesley Craig’s soul-searing tale of high school life in an academy for young assassins has been one of my favorite comics since it debuted in 2014, and a first look at the television adaptation’s cast reveals a group of kids who are in for a very rough couple of years.

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Deadly Class Russo Brothers

Well, it looks like those Russo Brothers are at it again. Avengers: Infinity War helmers Joe and Anthony Russo will executive produce a new pilot for Syfy based on the comic Deadly Class. The Image Comic series is set in the “most brutal high school on Earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained.” Learn more about the Russo Brothers Syfy pilot below.

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deadly class tv show

I always hesitate just a little bit when I open a new issue of writer Rick Remender and artist Wes Craig‘s Deadly Class. Not because I don’t want to read it (it’s one of the best comics on the stands at the moment), but because it so emotionally and viscerally harrowing that I have to steel myself. I mean it as a compliment when I say that this series leaves me drained and exhausted and glad that new chapters only arrive once a month.

And now, this ongoing story of ’80s high school angst set in a secret academy that trains young people how to be deadly assassins is being made into a television show.

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