Brian Nelson, Mike Cahill, and Andrew McCarthy serve as executive producers.
Deadly Class is based on the critically acclaimed Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, from The Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo, Sony Pictures TV and Universal Cable Production. Based on Martin's novella of the same name, the 2093-set series follows a group of maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition aboard the Nightflyer in order to make contact with a mysterious alien life at the edge of our solar system. As they race towards first contact, terrifying and violent events begin to occur, causing the once tight-knit crew to mistrust each other. "It does an incredible job of exploring the teenage years and the sense of the alienation you feel". While I haven't read through the most recent issue, I did really enjoy the first volume of it.More news: Mo Salah explains motivations behind record-breaking Liverpool exploits
The network has dropped the first trailer for Deadly Class, which is set in the 1980s at an elite private school populated by the children of the world's biggest crime families. "It'll track these social circles as they try to survive "ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques" and the adolescent uncertainties that transcend even the most risky of high school settings". The trailer includes footage of the main cast and does a solid job of setting up the premise, with the shots interspersed with interviews from the Russos (Avengers: Infinity War) talking about what attracted them to the property and what sets Deadly Class apart.
"Fans of the comic book are going to be delighted", promised Remender. Deadly Class is authentic, honest, and brutal. Adam Targum of Chipmunk Hill is an executive producer on the pilot episode, as is Lee Toland Krieger, who directed the pilot.More news: Yet Another Report Claims Earlier Than Expect Galaxy Note 9 Launch
The show stars Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, Michel Duval, Luke Tennis, Liam James and María Gabriela de Faría.
Syfy hasn't confirmed a premiere date but has stated the series is expected to be part of their fall 2018-2019 primetime schedule.More news: Meghan Markle's Half Sister Hospitalized with Possible Broken Ankle After Paparazzi Run