It’s a new year, which means new shows, and we are already big fans of Space’s new series Deadly Class. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Infinity War), Deadly Class is an adaptation of the Rick Remender graphic novel series of the same name.
Set in San Francisco in 1987, the new TV series follows homeless teen Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth), who is saved from a suicide attempt and recruited into King’s Dominion, an elite private school that trains the children of the biggest crime families around the world. The series also stars Benedict Wong as Master Lin, the man in charge of teaching students to take on the ruthless and violent trades of their family. So, all the same stresses and anxieties of high school, except that your peers are trained in deadly arts.
Deadly Class is set in the late 1980s, with the decade adding entertaining layers to the show’s fashion and cultural references, as well as its killer (pun!) playlist. To celebrate the new series, Space has curated the ultimate ’80s playlist inspired by Deadly Class. Less Bon Jovi and Rick Astley, more Eazy-E and The Specials.
The playlist is a crash course in some of the best music of the 1980s, including retro rockers The Cure, hip hop godfathers Public Enemy, punk rockers Adolescents, Brit pop band The Sisters of Mercy, and John Hughes’ favourites Echo and the Bunnyman, The Psychedelic Furs, and The Smiths.
Deadly Class airs Wednesdays at 10E/7P and you can watch the latest episode for free right now on Space.ca and Space GO.