With the television network upfront presentations in full swing this week, first look videos of upcoming shows will be coming fast in the days ahead. But the first of the new comic book television shows revealing themselves is Syfy’s Deadly Class.
Based on the comic book by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, the series is set at an assassins’ academy filled with the children of mobsters and murderers. The early issues told the tale of Marcus Lopez, a kid from the streets with a lot of issues to address, but expanded to other students as the comic book continued. The television version will also focus on Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth), who is described as an “awkward outcast full of social anxiety” but “morally centered” as he enters the school. His goal: maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties. And as seen in this first look video first revealed by Entertainment Weekly, executive producers Joe and Anthony Russo — who developed the series when not working on Avengers: Infinity War or its sequel — look ready to offer this show to the world.
The series will also feature Lana Condor, Maria Gabriela de Faria, Luke Tennie, Liam James, and Michel Duval as other students. Benedict Wong will also appear as the headmaster while Henry Rollins will reportedly recur. Remender co-wrote the pilot script with Miles Orion Feldsott and both will executive produce along side the Russos and Spy‘s Mike Larocca.
Deadly Class will premiere sometime in 2019.