Is Deadly Class season 2 going to happen on Syfy? Comic book and TV show creator Rick Remender is excited to continue Deadly Class’ story on TV.
Is Deadly Class season 2 happening, and if so, when will it release? Coming off the thrilling Deadly Class season 1 finale, fans were left wondering if Deadly Class season 2 was ever going to happen in the future, especially considering the show’s popularity. There’s also the fact that there are still plenty of stories left to tell about Kings Dominion and the misfit group of would-be assassins, gang leaders, and cartel kings.
Based on the comic series of the same name by Rick Remender and Wesley Craig, the Deadly Class TV show was developed for Syfy by Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott, and it premiered in January 2019. Starring Benjamin Wadsworth as Marcus Arguello, Lana Condor as Saya Kuroki, María Gabriela de Faría as Maria Salazar, Luke Tennie as Willie Lewis, Liam James as Billy Bennett, and more, Deadly Class is one of the network’s most ambitious dramas, but far from the first Syfy series to be cancelled.
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While the Deadly Class TV show premiered to modest ratings, it wasn’t the juggernaut that Syfy was perhaps hoping it would be. However, Deadly Class maintained decent ratings throughout season 1 and even saw huge increases in the following days after each episode, even seeing the biggest gains in live+7 ratings towards the end of season 1. Sadly, that wasn’t enough to earn a Deadly Class season 2.
Syfy Cancelled Deadly Class After Season 1
Deadly Class season 2 isn’t happening, unfortunately, as Syfy chose to cancel the series after season 1. This is despite Rick Remender having already started crafting the story for season 2. Remender and the main cast briefly attempted to court other networks, particularly streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, after Syfy’s cancellation, hoping to find Deadly Class season 2 a new home. Unfortunately, no savior stepped in.
Why Deadly Class Was Cancelled After Only One Season
As much as many viewers did enjoy season 1 on Syfy, Deadly Class was cancelled primarily for the oldest reason in the TV book: the comic book adaptation’s ratings were too low. As most TV watchers know on at least a basic level, ratings measure how many people are watching a show, and what demographics they fall into. If the numbers in either category get too low, it can to getting cancelled. While Deadly Class’ ratings weren’t the lowest on Syfy by any means, another wrinkle was that Syfy doesn’t own the show, as it’s licensed from Sony Pictures Television. Networks sometimes hold off on canceling a mid-rated show if they control the rights to it, but if not, that’s less incentive to keep it going from a corporate standpoint.
Deadly Class Season 2 Story
While it seems that the actions of the characters in Deadly Class season 1 left things rather difficult for the students of King’s Dominion, the story could’ve indeed continued. Deadly Class is, after all, an adaptation of a comic book series, so it would make sense for Deadly Class season 2 to take inspiration from the next story arc, should another season have happened. Of course, it’s a bit difficult to narrow down exactly what Remender would’ve adapted for Deadly Class season 2, seeing as parts of later comic issues have already been brought into the fold. But an intriguing story arc would be to wrap up “Snake Pit” and move through “Die For Me,” “Carousel” (which would be great for Saya fans), and “Love Like Blood.” Plus, seeing as Deadly Class left off on a cliffhanger, seeing that story resolve would be the immediate concern for season 2.
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