Syfy has placed a series order for an adaptation of Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s Deadly Class. Joe and Anthony Russo optioned the property, which is published by Image Comics, for TV in 2016 (see “Rick Remender's 'Deadly Class' Gets TV Adaptation”). Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott adapted it for television and will executive produce alongside the Russos and Mike Larocca. Sony Pictures and Universal Cable Productions are producing the series.

Deadly Class, which is set in the 1980s, follows a homeless teen who has been recruited into an elite private school that caters to well-heeled crime families. Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) and Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse) are among the most recognizable members of the regular cast, which also includes Benjamin Wadsworth (Teen Wolf), Maria Gabriela de Faria (Yo Soy Franky), Luke Tennie (Shock and Awe), Liam James (The Killing), and Michel Duval (Queen of the South). Musician Henry Rollins also has a recurring role.

Syfy has been making hay with comic book properties, with Krypton (see “New 'Krypton' Trailer Reveals Plot”) and Happy! (see “'Happy!' Premieres Tonight on Syfy”) recently hitting the airwaves and a pilot order for a series based on Image Comics’ Roche Limit (see “'Astro City' and 'Street Fighter' TV Deals”). It’s also the television home for IDW’s Wynonna Earp (see “Geek TV Comic-Con Round-Up”).

The Russo Brothers are also busy working on an adaptation of Valiant’s Quantum and Woody (see “Misty Knight's Bionic Arm; 'Heartthrob' Optioned; 'Locke and Key,' 'Titans,' 'Quantum And Woody' Casting”).