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Syfy's Next Show Is the Teen Mob Drama Deadly Class

The Russo brothers are behind the new series

Megan Vick

Syfy is expanding its collection of graphic novel adaptations with Deadly Class. The network announced it was picking up the series, which is based on Rick Remender and Wes Craig's 2014 graphic novel of the same name.

The Deadly Class follows a homeless teen in the late '80s who is recruited into an elite private school set up for the world's most elite crime families' spawn. He must learn to survive with these maturing ruthless killers while also maintaining his own moral code.

Doctor Strange star Benedict Wong leads the cast that includes Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, Maria Gabriela de Faria, Luke Tennie, Liam James and Michel Duval. The show was written for TV by Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott, who will also serve as executive producers alongside The Avengers: Infinity Wardirectors Joe and Anthony Russo and Mike Larocca.

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The Deadly Class' pickup comes after Syfy also grabbed the Nightflyers, based on George R.R. Martin's novella, and the successful launch of Happy!, adapted from Grant Morrison's graphic novel and starring Christopher Meloni.