Syfy’s giving the green light to a pilot of Deadly Class, based on the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. Remender and Feldsott adapted their graphic novel and will executive produce the pilot which is set up with Sony Pictures Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, directors of the Captain America films and Avengers: Infinity War, are on board as executive producers along with Mike Larocca (Spy), Adam Targum (Banshee), and Lee Toland Krieger (director of The Age of Adaline).
Adam Targum will be the series’ showrunner and Lee Toland Kreiger will direct the pilot.
The Series Plot: Deadly Class follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal. Set against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, Deadly Class is a coming of age journey unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
From Image Comics, Publisher of the Graphic Novels: “It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can’t focus in class. 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 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 Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical.”