Set in a dark, heightened world against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, “Deadly Class” follows the story of Marcus, 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, “Deadly Class” is a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst.
From Sony Pictures Television and Universal Cable Productions, “Deadly Class” was adapted for television by Rick Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott, who will serve as executive producers alongside Joe Russo (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”), Anthony Russo (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”), Mike Larocca (“Spy”) and Mick Betancourt (USA Network’s “The Purge,” “Shots Fired”). Remender, Feldsott and Betancourt will also share showrunner duties on the series. Adam Targum (“Banshee”) from Chipmunk Hill also served as executive producer on the pilot, along with Lee Toland Krieger (“The Age of Adaline”), who also directed.