Thursday, November 9, 2017

Development News - Benedict Wong and Benjamin Wadsworth to Star in Syfy Drama Pilot 'Deadly Class'

Development News - November 9, 2017

Syfy's Deadly Class.

  • Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, Maria Gabriela de Faria, Luke Tennie, Liam James, Michel Duval and Henry Rollins will star in the drama pilot written by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. Wong will play Master Lin, the headmaster of the School for the Deadly Arts. Deadly and feared, he's an ever-changing chameleon who keeps his students desperate for his approval. Wadsworth will play Marcus, an awkward outcast full of social anxiety struggling to find his place in the cold and brutal world of high school. Forced to survive life on the streets of San Francisco, he's still somehow morally centered in an unethical world. Condor will play Saya, who is driven to be valedictorian and will let nothing stand in her way. Mysterious and guarded with a deadly reputation, she was banished from one of the top Yakuza clans in Japan, sent to the School for the Deadly Arts to redeem herself. Faria will play Maria, who in one minute is an extrovert and an exhibitionist, a tornado of fast-changing emotions - fierce, charming, beautiful and oozing femininity - and the next she's murderous, feral and crippled by rage. At the school, her instability is treated like a super power. Tennie will play Willie, a hardened gangster who is actually an honest and thought person underneath. He'd rather be reading comic books and listening to music than engaging in blood work, but is forced into the school by his mother, the leader of an LA gang. James will play Billy, a skater punk, son of a corrupt cop and now a misfit at the school. Off kilter and high energy with a glimmer of mischief in his eye, he combats every situation with sarcasm and humor. Duval will play Chico, a scary and muscular son of a cartel drug lord. Everyone knows not to mess with him, except his girlfriend. Rollins will recur on the drama, with no other character details being announced.