SyFy released the full pilot episode of their live-action adaptation of Image Comics, Rick Remender, Wes Craig, and Lee Loughridge’s Deadly Class.
Watch it right here:
There might be some geographic restrictions place on the YouTube video as a number of people reported they were unable to watch it in the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy and others.
NOT IN THE UK!!?!?! #aaaaagh
— Mack Chater☕️☕️ (@mackchater) December 20, 2018
Ah that’s awesome!!!! Not available to watch in the UK!
— Pawel Parol (@RoninPawel) December 20, 2018
Not available in Canada? You make me commit piracy.
— Rob Cummings (@RoboT_RampagE) December 20, 2018
waiting for Deadly Class to be available in Canada… pic.twitter.com/mGWewzul54
— W. Ron Sweeney (@wronsweeney) December 20, 2018
could it be available for all the countries, please!
— ✵ Paula Gmz ✵ (@_PaulaGmz) December 20, 2018
not available in Italy unfortunately :'(
— Andrea Sorrentino (@And_Sorrentino) December 20, 2018
As for the people who were able to watch the entire pilot, their reactions were extremely positive with a lot of praise.
The show is so brilliantly executed and the soundtrack is LIFE!!! This is the best possible early Xmas present!!
— Red R. (@StrangerSinTV) December 20, 2018
Just finished the pilot. Really enjoyed and thought it awesome! Can’t wait for the rest of the season.
— j west (@jawest08) December 20, 2018
Saw it last night, and it was super good!
— Greymattersplat (@Greymattersplat) December 20, 2018
This was perfect. It’s always nerve wracking to see something you’ve loved for years translates into a new medium but I could not be more happy. True to the original while still having its own voice. What a brilliant adaptation, I cannot wait for more. Major props to cast & crew
— Manuel Doir (@ManuelDoir) December 20, 2018
Holy… Perfect adaption of the comic and was everything i hoped for! Especially the music, which I know is so important to you and so hard to convey in print. Congrats Rick, you deserve this success!
— Brian Ingram (@BIngram813) December 20, 2018
For those unfamiliar with Deadly Class, the comic book series by Remender, craig, and Loughridge follows Marcus Lopez as he tries to find his way through high school in 1987. However, his high school is a whole lot different from your ordinary high school. While he still has to deal with jocks hassling him and he struggles to focus in class because he keeps daydreaming about stunning girl in the first, the school is for those wanting to be top tier assassins. The students are the children of Joseph Stalin’s top assassin and the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins.
Deadly Class follows Marcus Lopez as he makes his way through King’s Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts, the most brutal high school on Earth. At King’s Dominion murder is an art, and you might just find a dagger in your back, or some poison in your drink.
[easyazon_link identifier=”1632156644″ locale=”US” tag=”boundingintocomics-20″]Deadly Class[/easyazon_link] has been collected in seven different volumes and Remender and company are still putting out new issues with the most recent solicitation being Deadly Class #38 which will hit shelves on March 13, 2019.
Deadly Class will begin airing its episodes on a regular schedule beginning in January.
Big day for the #DeadlyClass team. You can watch the first episode NOW before it airs in January on @SYFY. Get to it: https://t.co/d7qWPqqDhb pic.twitter.com/7gPJYFsWcL
— Rick Remender (@Remender) December 20, 2018
What do you think about this pilot episode? Will you be tuning into the rest of the show?