SyFy Announces ‘Deadly Class’ Cast, Including Benedict Wong

SyFy is getting into the superhero game with their adaptation of the Image Comics series, Deadly Class. They managed to secure some big names for the cast, including Benedict Wong, best known for his recent role in Doctor Strange, and Lana Condor, who was cast as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse. Here is the full cast, and their descriptions has they appear from SyFy’s official release:

Benedict Wong as 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.

Benjamin Wadsworth as Marcus – At one point we were all Marcus, an awkward outcast full of social anxiety struggling to find his place in the cold and brutal world of high school. Marcus is bottled rage, if his life had been normal this kid might have been an artist, even a poet. Instead he’s had to survive life on the streets of San Francisco. His eyes show it. He’s morally centered in an unethical world.

Lana Condor as Saya – Mysterious and guarded with a deadly reputation. Saya was banished from one of the top Yakuza clans in Japan, sent to the School for the Deadly Arts to redeem herself. Driven to be the valedictorian, nothing will stand in her way.

Maria Gabriela de Faria as Maria – One minute Maria’s an extrovert and an exhibitionist, a tornado of ever changing emotions—fierce, charming, beautiful and oozing femininity—the next she’s murderous, feral, and crippled by rage. At the School for the Deadly Arts her instability is treated like a super power.

Luke Tennie as Willie – A hardened gangster, but underneath is an honest and thoughtful person who would rather be reading comic books and listening to music than engaging in blood work. Forced by his mother, leader of an LA gang, into the School for the Deadly Arts, he is under endless pressure to become the thing he hates most.

Liam James as Billy – A skater punk, son of a corrupt cop, and now a misfit at the school. He’s off kilter and high energy. Billy combats every situation with sarcasm and humor. Always a glimmer of mischief in his eye.

Michel Duval as Chico – Scary, muscular, son of a cartel drug lord. Everyone knows not to mess with Chico. The only one who can hurt him is his girlfriend.

The story follows a bunch of teens with powers in the 1980s who are recruited to a school for assassins. Naturally, action-packed shenanigans and teen drama ensue. It’ll be interesting to see how the story unfolds and if this will be yet another under appreciate SyFy classic. 

Deadly Class currently has no air date.