Joe and Anthony Russo are big names in the world of comic book adaptations thanks to their work on the Captain America movies and Avengers: Infinity War, but they’re taking a break from Marvel for a new comic book show on Syfy. According to Deadline, the Russos are now executive producing an adaptation of Deadly Class, a series from Image Comics by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. The show was first put into development last year, but now Syfy has picked it up and ordered a pilot.
Deadline says the story is a “coming of age journey set against the backdrop of late-’80s counter culture,” and it’s about a teen who gets recruited into a high school for assassins. Naturally, that means this aspiring teen assassin must then navigate the difficulties of “a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties.”
The Russo brothers are also reportedly working on an adaptation of Quantum And Woody, but nothing has come of that yet.