Deadly Class is killed by SyFy.
SyFy has officially pulled the plug on its freshman drama, Deadly Class, according to Variety. It’s a disappointing decision, however, not all that surprising. The show pulled in average ratings but it didn’t feel like a good fit for the network. For one thing, it was banished to a 10 PM time slot and without a streaming deal or a major marketing push, didn’t get that much attention.
A small glimmer of hope for fans is that Sony Television will be shopping the series around to other networks. The first season was well done and it would undoubtedly thrive on a different network. It doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility that a streaming service swoops in to save the day as Netflix had done with Lifetime’s You.
Deadly Class was adapted from a cult-favorite comic book written by Rick Remender and Wesley Craig. It revolved around a group of students (known as the rats) at King’s Dominion, a secret school which trained assassins. Set in the late ’80s, the show was able to take many real-life issues while still remaining true to many of the elements from the comics which people loved.
The first season seemed to grow more sure-footed as it continued on, hinting at the potential for an even better sophomore run. Any network who chooses to save this would also snag a near perfect cast. However, it does seem like a smart move by Netflix to at least hear Sony out and consider saving the show. Lana Condor is one of the stars and she’s already gained a lot of popularity on Netflix for her leading role in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
While it may not have caught on as quickly as expected, it would be a shame to see Deadly Class be cut short before it hits its prime. Not to mention, I think every fan is dying to know what happens after the cliffhanger in the season 1 finale.
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