A few months out from the premiere of its new series Deadly Class, SYFY has a brand new trailer and poster for the killer show. The series is an adaptation of Rick Remender and Wesley Craig’s comic of the same name, published by Image Comics. And as a concept, the school for would-be assassins sounds like it will be a perfect fit for the lineup of the genre-focused cable network, especially since the television series’s cast boasts some familiar names, like Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Lana Condor (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before), and just so happens to be executive produced by Joe and Anthony Russo.
With that kind of weight behind it, Deadly Class may very well be one of the network’s biggest new shows in 2019. Given that the Russos are just coming off the gigantic box office success of Avengers: Infinity War and are busy prepping for the release of the still-untitled fourth Avengers movie, it stands to reason that SYFY will want to remind audiences just who’s behind the new series that looks like its characters attend Hogwarts for contract killers.
Obviously, with the sort of setup the series (comic and television show alike) has going for it, Deadly Class is going to need an in-depth trailer to make sure viewers know exactly what they’re getting themselves into. That goes double for those who might be tuning in but have never cracked open a comic book (or at least this one) to save their lives. Thankfully, the new trailer does its due diligence, explaining the concept and providing viewers with a better look at the sort of action they’ll be getting when the series premieres. Take a look at the trailer and a brand new poster below:
To be fair, this new trailer does a much better job of establishing how much Deadly Class isn’t like Harry Potter. Instead, it almost goes overboard in selling a John Hughes-like high school vibe. From the kids serving detention to the bullies and the cliques, Deadly Class takes what’s awful about high school and makes it lethal. The result, is a series that looks like it will be a lot of fun, especially for those who want to see a staple of ’80s teen cinema crossed with bloody action.
Whether or not the series will catch on is anyone’s guess. But given the talent involved — both in front of and behind the camera — and the fact that it’s adapted from a comic book, it sure looks like Deadly Class is going to do just fine when it hits SYFY early next year.
Deadly Class premieres in January, 2019 on SYFY.