Syfy has released a new trailer for Deadly Class, the adaptation of the Image Comics graphic novel from Miles Orion Feldsott (American Koko), original comic writer Rick Remender, and Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo. The series stars Benjamin Wadsworth as a new student attending an upscale private academy for the rich children of crime family bosses. Some are also apparently samurais. A lot going on here, should be a good time.
This show actually does continue to look like a blast-and-a-half, with Avengers alum Benedict Wong lending some authority to a young CW-esque cast and a story that looks like a cross between Kick-Ass and a much more violent, R-rated Sky High. Syfy has long been pushing past its jokey low-budget Sharknado reputation by greenlighting genuinely impressive series like sci-fi epic The Expanse and alcoholic Hogwarts vacation The Magicians. The network has also already found some success adapting insane Image Comics titles with the equally absurd Happy! starring Christopher Meloni and his imaginary talking horse friend, voiced by Patton Oswalt. If Syfy just wants to go all in as the home for space operas and bonkers book and comic adaptations with Deadly Class, consider me on board.
Check out the trailer below, along with a brand new poster. Deadly Class—which also stars Lana Condor, María Gabriela de Faría, Liam James, and Michel Duval—premieres on Syfy on January 16, 2019.
Here is the official synopsis for Deadly Class:
Set in a dark, heightened world against the backdrop of late ‘80s counterculture, DEADLY CLASS follows the story of Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth), a teen living on the streets who is recruited into Kings Dominion, an elite private academy where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties soon proves to be vital. Based on the best-selling 2014 Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, DEADLY CLASS is a coming-of-age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst.