Teen assassins and next-generation criminals get inducted in Russo Brothers' new TV series Deadly Class
A first-look teaser for the show, projected for a 2019 release, was recently dropped by the network, and ruthless and dark are perhaps the first few emotions that the clip evoked.
When not breaking box-office records with their star-studded ensemble blockbuster, Avengers: Infinity War; Anthony and Joe Russo are busy bringing a class full of deadly assassins and next-generation criminals to life. In Syfy's coming-of-the-age thriller 'Deadly Class ' — a show executive-produced by the Russo brothers — a bunch of teenagers are brought together in an elite private school, where they shall receive some much-needed training to carry over their family legacy of crime.
A first-look teaser for the show, projected for a 2019 release, was recently dropped by the network, and ruthless and dark are perhaps amongst the first few emotions that the clip evoked.
"Marcus, we know what you've done. What if I told you there's a home for people like you?" a voice begins in the trailer, "A school where you will be surrounded by your peers, to master the deadly arts?" The scene soon cuts to the glimpse of a mobster-esque persona, Master Lin (portrayed by none other than Benedict Wong from Doctor Strange), who clearly appears to be the one in control of the students at King's Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts.
As the powerful headmaster of the storied school, Wong shoulders the most difficult responsibilities of schooling these murderous social cliques.
This is the official synopsis for Deadly Class below: "Set in a dark, comic book world against the backdrop of late '80s counterculture, Deadly Class follows a homeless teen recruited into a storied elite private school 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."
While Deadly Class is definitely not the first comic book adaptation for the Russo brothers, it's much more dark and twisted, both in tone and appeal.
"It does an amazing job of exploring the teenage years and the sense of the alienation you feel. The first time we read the book, we were blown away," Joe Russo says in the teaser, to which co-creator Rick Remender adds: "Deadly Class is authentic, honest, and brutal. The threats are real."
Starring a roster of new and old faces, the Syfy series is expected to premiere sometime in 2019.