Happy! And Deadly Class Get The Axe At Syfy
by Erik Amaya
Syfy is back to its show-cancelling ways.
Variety reports the cable outlet has pulled the plug on Happy! and Deadly Class. The former, based on the graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson, starred Christopher Meloni as ne’er-do-well ex-cop Nick Sax and Patton Oswalt as Happy, his imaginary friend. It was rude, weird, twisted, and simply delightful. While it is sad a third season will probably never happen, it is still a miracle the first two seasons happened at all.
Deadly Class, based on the series by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, starred Benjamin Wadsworth as Central American refugee Marcus Lopez. Recruited into King’s Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, he learns to navigate teenage angst, his own anxieties, and a student body filled with murders in training. The series also featured Lana Condor from X-Men: Apocalypse and Doctor Strange‘s Benedict Wong as the school’s headmaster. It also had serious comic cred behind the camera with Avengers: Endgame producers Joe and Anthony Russo as executive producers and Remender running the writers room. Sadly, it failed to hit, but Remender already took to Twitter suggesting the series may find a new home. Sony Pictures Television also confirmed this is the case.
Happy!, a Universal Content Productions endeavor, will likely not return as that company is in the process of rebranding. Although, it is always possible an angel will help the series out.
Syfy is known for its habit to cancel bubble shows with swiftness and severity. Shows like Dark Matter and The Expanse are recent causalities, though the latter found a new home at Amazon.