For the last several years Comic-Cons have been the place for all things fantasy, sci-fi, and superheroes. So it’s no wonder many new and already seasoned TV shows and movies of these genres use Comic-Cons not only as a chance for fans to interact with their stars but also to drop some major news. Most often new trailers or premiere dates. And this year’s New York Comic-Con was no exception.

However, there was one series that stood out to us in the sea of all the projects that showed during the NYCC – SyFy’s Deadly Class. Because this series not only aired some new footage during their NYCC panel but also announced the premiere date for the series. Want to know more? Then keep on reading!

What’s Deadly Class about?

First things first, let’s learn a bit more about what this upcoming drama is about! Executive produced by Joe and Anthony Russo, Deadly Class depicts the lives of students of King’s Dominion, an elite high school for assassins. The show takes place during the 1980s. And centers on Marcus (played by Benjamin Wadsworth) the school’s newest recruit, as well as a group of his peers as they master the Deadly Arts under the leadership of the school’s headmaster Master Lin (portrayed by Benedict Wong).

Among the lead group of characters is also Saya (played by Lana Condor), the daughter of one of Japan’s top Yakuza clans. Maria (portrayed by Maria Gabriela de Faria) and her boyfriend Chico (played by Michel Duval), who are both a part of one of the biggest drug cartels. Willie (played by Luke Tennie), a leader of an LA gang. And skater punk Billy (portrayed by Liam James), who also happens to be the son of a corrupt cop.

The new series is based on the comic book series by the same name. The Deadly Class graphic novel is written by Rick Remender, illustrated by Wesley Craig, lettered by Rus Wooton and colored by Lee Loughridge. While the TV series was created by Rick Remender and Miles Feldsott. Who also executive produces the show alongside the Russo brothers, Adam Targum, Lee Toland Krieger, and Mike Larocca.

When will Deadly Class premiere?

So now that we know what Deadly Class is all about, who stars in this upcoming SyFy series and who is working on it behind-the-scenes, I bet you want to know when the series will premiere, right? So without further ado, Deadly Class will premiere on Wednesday, January 16 at 10/9 central on SyFy.

New Deadly Class trailer

So although we still have a bit to go until the January premiere of Deadly Class, thanks to #NYCC we do have a brand new trailer for his upcoming series. And this latest trailer sets up both the show and its tone perfectly. Because since the trailer is so dark and punk, I have no doubt the show itself will be just as gritty.

It opens with a distorted clip from Nancy and Ronald Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign ad. And continues to show us clips from Deadly Class and what the show is all about. Completed with shots of Marcus and the rest of King’s Dominion student body engaging in various forms of action, from not-your-average classes to nighly road trips and screeching bike tires.

So, what did you think about the latest Deadly Class trailer? Where you excited to learn that the show is premiering this January? And will you be tuning in to watch these characters in action? Let us know in the comments below! Until then stay classy, my friends!

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