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 Feldsott (form. 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.
Remender, the Russo brothers and Feldsott executive produce alongside Adam Targum (Banshee), who will serve as showrunner, and Mike Larroca, president of Russo’s Getaway Prods.
Deadly Class, which Remender co-created with artist Wes Craig, was launched in 2014. Veteran comic book writer Remender is best known for his work on Marvel Comics’ Uncanny Avengers, Uncanny X-Force, and Venom. He also has written/co-created such comics as LOW, Black Science, Tokyo Ghost, Fear Agent, Strange Girl, and Last Days of American Crime.
Remender is attending Comic-Con and will be at the Image booth on Friday 1-2 PM and Saturday 4-5 PM.
Coming off directing Marvel’s Captain America: Winter Soldier and Civil War, the Russos are helming the upcoming two-part Avengers: Infinity War. They started in TV and won an Emmy for directing the pilot of Fox’s Arrested Development.