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Russo Brothers to Adapt Graphic Novel ‘Deadly Class’ as Syfy Pilot

Joe and Anthony Russo will executive produce an adaptation of the graphic novel “Deadly Class” for Syfy, with the network picking up the project to pilot.

Created by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, “Deadly Class” is set against the backdrop of late 1980’s counter culture,and follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal. The Russos will executive produce with Mike Larocca under their Russo Brothers Productions banner. The graphic novel was adapted to television by executive producers Remender and Miles Feldsott. Adam Targum  from Chipmunk Hill will also executive produce along with Lee Toland Krieger. Targum will serve as showrunner and Kreiger will direct.

The Russos are best known for their work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having co-directed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Captain America: Civil War,” and the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Syfy is also developing the series “Nightflyers,” a pilot based on author George R.R. Martin’s novella of the same name. The network is also producing a pilot an adaptation of the film “Tremors,” with original film star Kevin Bacon attached as the lead. Current Syfy shows include “12 Monkeys,” “Van Helsing,” “Wynonna Earp,” and “Z Nation.”

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