Fresh out of the sweeping success of Avengers: Infinity War, the Russo brothers have shared the first trailer of their upcoming TV project.
It may be another comic book adaptation, but this time it’s a title outside of the Marvel universe.
Back at the San Diego Comic Con in 2016, Sony Pictures Television announced the adaptation of Image Comics’ Deadly Class, a project produced by Joe and Anthony Russo – the directors behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
The news caused some serious hype in the industry, especially because veteran creator Rick Remender, the original writer of the comic, was slated on script duties.
Fast forward to today and we now have the first trailer – and it looks promising as hell.
Deadly Class is not your traditional superhero spectacle. Released by alternative publishing house Image Comics, the series is an unconventional, hyper-violent coming-of-age tale. It follows the story of a disillusioned teen recruited into a mysterious sect that trains abandoned children to serve as assassins for crime families around the world.
Imagine Harry Potter. But with guns. And katanas. And blood, lots of blood.
The comic book series, written by Rick Remender and illustrated by Wesley Craig, has been a cult hit since it’s release in 2014 and is currently at issue 33.
“We’re committed to developing graphic novels for SYFY and have found a rich, compelling, truly unique world in Deadly Class,” NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment executive Bill McGoldrick said.
“Our producing partners expertly combined high school angst, 80s nostalgia and comic flair into a beautifully realised, visually arresting pilot that truly brings Rick and Wes’ acclaimed comic series to life.”
The Syfy channel is garnering some serious hype of late, with Deadly Class and George R.R. Martin’s space thriller Nightflyers announced for this year.
We can all just grab some popcorn and enjoy the ride, because the battle for the little screen will only get better.