This class is dismissed. Syfy has decided to cancel the Deadly Class TV show so there won’t be a second season. The defacto series finale aired on March 20th.
A coming-of-age thriller, Deadly Class stars Benjamin Wadsworth, Benedict Wong, Lana Condor, María Gabriela de Faría, Luke Tennie, Liam James, and Michel Duval. Set in the counterculture of the 1980s, the drama centers on Marcus Lopez Arguello (Wadsworth), a street kid who is recruited into Kings Dominion, a private academy. The twist is, this elite school is the top choice among the world’s premier crime families.
The first season of Deadly Class averaged a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 396,000 viewers. It was Syfy’s third-highest rated series in the demo (live+same day) and sixth in viewership. Why was the show cancelled?
The series is a co-production of Universal Content Productions (owned by NBCUniversal, which owns Syfy) and Sony TV. Reportedly, the co-ownership of the series complicated a renewal and Sony TV didn’t sell the backend rights so there wasn’t a streaming deal in place to help offset the cost of making Deadly Class. Word is that Sony will still try to find a new home for the show.
What do you think? Do you like the Deadly Class TV show? Should this Syfy TV show have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?