Deadly Class, the awesome comic by Rick Remender about a school that trains the next generation of assassins, and also awesome homage to Rick Rememder’s life in the 80’s, is being adapted by the Russo brothers for TV.
Just as comic book fans are descending on San Diego for Comic-Con, I hear a TV series adaptation of Image Comics’ Deadly Class has come together with the comic’s co-creator/writer Rick Remender and Captain America and The Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo. The package is set at Sony Pictures TV and is expected to be taken out shortly, targeting cable networks and streaming services.
Written by Remender and Miles Feld, the Deadly Class TV series is an unlikely coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of late 80’s counter culture which follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while navigating a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.
Copies of Deadly Class 1 quickly jumped off eBay with prices pushing $19.99. Copies of the A cover are being listed for $49.99 or best offer, but of course this is listing prices. It remains to be seen what they sell for. The estimated print run on the book 34,572 (number of copies sold through Diamond), but this number could have been pushed up due to several retailer exclusives (remember when Image used to do that?).
Thanks to comic book genius Brian Springman (again) and Mel. V for the heads up