From blockbuster directors the Russo Brothers, DEADLY CLASS follows Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth) a homeless teen recruited into King’s Dominion, a storied elite private school where the students are the children of the world’s most feared crime bosses. Under the leadership of Master Lin (Benedict Wong), Marcus is forced to maintain his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, which includes hand to hand combat and poisons, all while navigating vicious social cliques, and facing his own adolescent uncertainties. Set against the backdrop of late ’80s counter culture, based on the successful graphic novels of the same name, DEADLY CLASS is a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst.
- Benjamin Wadsworth
Benjamin Wadsworth stars as Marcus, a teen living on the streets who is recruited into King's Dominion, an elite private academy where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Wadsworth was last seen in the series finale episode of Teen Wolf and in the leading role of Henry in the television pilot adaptation of the feature film, Let the Right One In.
Benedict Wong stars as Master Lin, the feared headmaster of King's Dominion, who is an ever-changing chameleon and keeps his students desperate for his approval.
Wong hails from Manchester, England and has worked extensively in film with some of the top directors. His feature credits include Annihilation, Doctor Strange, The Martian, Prometheus, The Lady, Sunshine, Moon, A Cock and Bull Story and Code 46. Wong was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Dirty Pretty Things, and Spy Game.
In television, Wong is best known for his role as Kublai Khan on Marco Polo. Additional television credits include Black Mirror, Top Boy and State of Play. Most recently, he starred in the anthology series Electric Dreams.
Lana Condor stars as Saya, who is mysterious and guarded with a dangerous reputation. Driven to be the valedictorian of King's Dominion, nothing will stand in her way.
Condor can be seen in Patriots Day directed by Pete Berg, which stars Mark Wahlberg, Melissa Benoist, JK Simmons and Michelle Monaghan. Additional credits include X-Men: Apocalypse and the independent feature High School Lover, starring alongside James Franco. Most recently, Condor starred in Netflix’s hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, directed by Susan Johnson.
María Gabriela de Faría stars as Maria, who one-minute is an extrovert and an exhibitionist and the next is murderous, feral and crippled by rage. At King's Dominion, her instability is treated like a super power.
She recently starred in the Latin America series Yo Soy Franky and will star in the role of Zaita in season two of period drama Sitiados. In addition to television, de Faría has four films to her credit including El Paseo 2 starring John Leguizamo, Crossing Point, Pacifico, and the recently wrapped romantic comedy Plan V.
Luke Tennie stars as Willie, a hardened gangster, who underneath is an honest and thoughtful person. Willie was forced into King's Dominion by his mother, leader of an LA gang, to become the thing he hates most.
Deadly Class will be Tennie’s first television gig. He has two feature films coming out, including Rob Reiner’s Shock and Awe opposite Woody Harrelson and James Marsden, and the lead role in the indie film Vengeance from director Dallas Jackson.
Michel Duval stars as Chico, the scary son of a cartel drug lord and student at King's Dominion.
Duval is a series regular in Señora Acero now in its fourth season and guest stars in USA Network’s Queen of the South.
Liam James stars as Billy, skater punk and son of a corrupt cop who is now a misfit at King's Dominion.
James began his acting career at the age of nine in his native Vancouver, British Columbia. His first role was as Young Shawn in USA Network’s Psych where he played the flash back character for James Roday for five seasons. Since that launching point, he has worked on studio feature films including Alien vs. Predator Requiem, Things we Lost in the Fire, with Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro, Fred Claus as a young Vince Vaughn and 2012 opposite Amanda Peet and John Cusack and directed by Roland Emmerich.
James was most recently seen starring opposite Joan Allen in the series The Family, created by Jenna Bans. Prior to that, he played Duncan in The Way, Way Back.