(This article may contain spoilers for the premiere episode of Syfy
’s “Deadly Class
,” which the network released online in December.)Rick Remender
is getting to do what very few comic book or novel writers get to experience: Adapting their own work for television.
Wednesday night, Syfy will debut “Deadly Class
,” an adaptation of Remender and artist Wes Craig
’s 2014 Image Comics graphic novel, which follows a homeless teen who’s recruited into a storied elite private school where the world’s top crime families send their next generations.
Remender, who serves as co-showrunner on the Syfy series, noted the significance of being the one to shepherd the move from the page to the screen. “The initial voice and the initial spark can often get lost in adaptations,” he told TheWrap
, going as far as to say that when he was shopping it around to studios, not being heavily involved was a deal-breaker.