SYFY’s Deadly Class is now available to watch online

DEADLY CLASS -- Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy -- Acquired via NBC Media Village
DEADLY CLASS -- Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy -- Acquired via NBC Media Village /

Deadly Class is the latest graphic novel adaptation to come to SYFY and it’s most certainly the show to give a chance. Did you know you can watch the first episode right now for free?

Deadly Class is one of the screenings I got the chance to see while at NYCC 2018. Going into the series with no knowledge of the graphic novels, it’s a show that I wasn’t sure what to think. The promo teasers looked good and there was a strong, diverse cast, but would the show hold up to expectations?

Well, now you’ll get the chance to see for yourself. Episode 1 has been released a month early across various networks and platforms. Yes, it’s completely legit.

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Like CBS did with God Friended Me, SYFY has released the pilot episode on, the SYFY app, Facebook, YouTube, and more. On the likes of Facebook and YouTube, you’ll only be able to watch until Jan. 1 but the others, you can watch until Jan. 16.

The downside is that you need to be in the United States to enjoy. At least CBS made the Facebook video available across the globe!

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DEADLY CLASS — Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy — Acquired via NBC Media Village
DEADLY CLASS — Photo by: Allen Fraser/Syfy — Acquired via NBC Media Village /

What is Deadly Class about?

Based on Rick Remender’s and Wes Craig’s graphic novel of the same name, Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott have executive produced the series. Teen Wolf‘s Benjamin Wadsworth plays Marcus, an orphaned street kid who is recruited into Kings Dominion, a private academy for the top crime families’ children.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before‘s Lana Condor and Doctor Strange‘s Benedict Wong star, making up just part of the extremely diverse cast. But is this a show worthy for them?

Based on the pilot, I’ll definitely say it is. I went in knowing absolutely nothing and left needing to read the graphic novels. One thing the TV show is doing is going into more detail of the characters. It’s not a direct adaptation in the sense that many would love, but a deeper delve into the storylines of various characters.

The acting is on point and storytelling beautifully done. Those who are fans of the graphic novels at NYCC were extremely happy with the pilot, excited to see how the rest of the story would turn out.

Part of the pilot felt a little like Mean Girls but with higher, more dangerous consequences. It’s one of those stories that teen drama fans will love, especially if you love the likes of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Pretty Little Liars. There’s plenty of intensity and cliques, while you have a main character with plenty of shades to make him likable but flawed so he’s realistic.

Deadly Class premieres on SYFY on Jan. 16 and this your chance to see what the story is all about. Never heard of it? Don’t worry! You’ll soon find yourself hooked into the story.

Like other SYFY shows, it’s going to be interesting to see whether this makes its way to Amazon or Netflix. However, you will likely be able to buy the episodes as they air on Amazon to stream digitally the day after. I’ll bring those details when they’re confirmed.

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Have you already watched the Deadly Class pilot? Did you read the graphic novel first? Check out the premiere and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Deadly Class premieres on Jan. 16 at 10/9c on SYFY.