The Russo Brothers are all set to produce a TV series based on the comic book Deadly Class at SYFY. As superheroes rise in popularity, dozens of modern comic book series are being snatched up by film and television studios for adaptation. In many cases, established creatives are even onboard to help translate the work to the screen. Soon, IT director Andy Muschietti will bring Locke & Key to Hulu. Meanwhile, the Russo Brothers will help turn another indie horror comic into a TV series.
While the Russos are currently hard at work polishing up Avengers: Infinity War and shooting Avengers 4, they’re already looking to the future with a variety of projects. This summer, we learned that the pair of filmmakers are teaming up with FX and Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion) for a new true-crime series called Mastermind. The project will see them both produce and direct, something they haven’t done outside of Marvel films in some time. Now, they’ve added another series to the docket.
Related: Russo Brothers Adapting Deadly Class
Variety is reporting that the Russo Brothers will produce a TV series for SYFY based upon the Deadly Class comic from Image. Joining them as producers will be Adam Targum and Lee Toland Krieger, who will also serve as showrunner and director, respectively.
Debuting in 2014, Deadly Class comes from frequent Marvel scribe Rick Remender and artist Wesley Craig. The story focuses on orphan Marcus Lopez, who joins a prestigious school for assassins after a long childhood on the streets. Set in the ’80s, the story explores Lopez’ unfortunate life while also diving into plenty of violence and battle training, all with a prep-school backdrop.
Having a home at SYFY should also boost the project’s potential, as the network has been turning out a number of hit genre series recently. They’ll soon be adapting the Nightflyers series from George R.R. Martin, yet another show for fans to be excited about.
Along with Deadly Class and Mastermind, the Russos are currently working on bringing two other adaptations to life. As part of Valiant Comics’ effort to bring their characters to the screen, the Russos are working on a Quantum & Woody series. Meanwhile, they’ve also set their sights on a television adaptation of the horror game Little Nightmares. Given their track record so far, each of these shows could turn out to be hits. And for fans of the filmmakers, they offer a variety of different projects to keep an eye on. When more information arrives for Deadly Class, we’ll let you know.
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