IMDb rating: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 64%Watch full episodes now
This is school, but not as you know it. King’s Dominion is an exclusive private school with a focus on special skills: specifically, the art of assassination and all the skills required to become the young heirs and heiresses of the world’s most prominent crime families. Like any school, there’s a brutal curriculum and hectic social cliques, and it’s these that newbie Marcus will need to survive if he’s to prove his worth.
Based on the comic book series by Rick Remender and Wesley Craig, Deadly Class is directed by Adam Kane (American Gods, UnREAL, Heroes).
As Marcus, Benjamin Wadsworth (Teen Wolf) was nominated for a 2019 Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The cast also includes Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War) as school head, Master Lin; Olivia Cheng (The Stand, Warrior) as the head of the Assassins’ Guild, Master Gao; and MTV Movie Awards’ Best Kiss winner Lana Condor (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) as Saya Kuroki. Look out for cameos from Ice-T and Henry Rollins.
Deadly Class has a 92% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. “It’s very much a story of 80s rebellion, complete with John Hughes archetypes,” says AV Club, “but that tale is one that has been influenced by Park Chan-wook and Quentin Tarantino. Sounds fun, right?”
Deadly Class is now streaming on both Showmax and Netflix in South Africa.