It’s been over a year since we first learned that Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo would expand their comic book empire by executive producing an adaptation of Deadly Class, the comic book by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, for television. But finally, we have some news on where the pilot is heading: to Syfy!
Well, there are worse networks.
According to a report from THR, Syfy has ordered a pilot of the production, which has been adapted for the screen by Remender and Miles Feldscott. Lee Toland Krieger will direct the pilot. Now it’s time to speculate endlessly about the cast — er, we mean, to responsibly report news on who will star in the show.
Deadly Class was first published by Image Comics in 2014. Here’s the series synopsis:
“It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. He has no money. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can’t focus in class, thanks to his mind constantly drifting to the stunning girl in the front row and the Dag Nasty show he has tickets to. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin’s top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he’s failing is ‘Dismemberment 101,’ and his crush, a member of the most notorious crime syndicate in Japan, has a double-digit body count.
Welcome to the most brutal high school on Earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At King’s Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical, nor is your fellow classmates’ poison.”