The Russo Brothers are still working on comic adaptations but their next outing won’t be from Marvel. Right now they are working with Syfy to bring us ‘Deadly Class’! A pilot was ordered in September of 2017, and clearly, it has gone over well with the network. The comic was originally released through Image Comics by Rick Remender and Wes Craig and the network has already placed a season order for the series.
The new show is being adapted by Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott who are also working as executive producers with the Russo brothers and Mike Larocca. For the pilot episode, Adam Targum of Chipmunk Hill is also an Executive Producer as is the episode’s director Lee Toland Krieger. On the studio side of things, Sony Pictures Television and Universal Cable Productions are producing the show.
The stars from the pilot will continue into the series and include Benedict Wong, Lana Condor, Benjamin Wadsworth, Maria Gabriela de Faria, Luke Tennie, Liam James, and Michel Duval.
According to the president of scripted content for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, Bill McGoldrick:
“We’re committed to developing graphic novels for Syfy and have found a rich, compelling, truly unique world in Deadly Class. 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.”
In the comics, a homeless teenager is recruited into an elite private school that is run by the top criminals in the world to groom their children and the next generation. Moral and ethics don’t exist as we know them and every day failing the tests which must be endured could lead one to lose their very lives.
This was a fantastic read, and I’m quite curious to see how the studio adapts it to the small screen.
Will you be checking out ‘Deadly Class’ when Syfy releases the series either later this year or early next? If you’ve read the comics, do you feel that this is ideally suited to be an ongoing series? Share your thoughts below!