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Lana Condor From "To All The Boys" Has A New Show And Here's Why You Should Watch

Lana Condor + Avengers = Deadly Class

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At New York Comic Con this year, SYFY gave fans a first look at Deadly Class, a badass '80s show based on the graphic novel of the same name. Here's what we learned about the new series:

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1. First, Deadly Class follows a group of teens who work and train at King's Dominion, an elite private academy where the world’s top crime families send their teenagers.

Think of it as Hogwarts, only there's more violence and 100% more swearing.
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Think of it as Hogwarts, only there's more violence and 100% more swearing.

2. The series stars not only To All the Boys I've Loved Before star Lana Condor, but also Doctor Strange's Benedict Wong and a whole group of incredibly talented and diverse actors.

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3. Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo are executive producers on the show and actually convinced Benedict Wong to join the project.

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On working with the Russo Brothers again, Benedict Wong told BuzzFeed, "It's amazing. You know it was like, 'You guys again.' They clearly like me. I'm thrilled; it's a real honor. They're omnipresent. I saw them just a few weeks ago finishing Avengers 4."

4. If you’re expecting Lana Condor to play Lara Jean 2.0, think again.

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Lana Condor said, "Saya would not survive at a normal high school and Lara Jean would not survive in King's Dominion. They're so vastly different. They are two polar opposite human beings, which is exciting to play. It's the whole fun of acting."

5. Saya and Maria — played by Condor and María Gabriela de Faría respectively — kick some serious butt.

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Condor spoke about the women on the show, saying, "I think the women on the show are so fierce, and honestly, I think they hold the show really well. It's amazing because every single female character is strong and they don't need help from the men, so there's that."

6. In fact, both actors have learned a lot from playing these fearless female characters.

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Lana Condor said, "It's such an honor to play a character that is fearless. I take that now as I live my life and that's an amazing gift to have, where a character actually makes you grow as a person as well."

7. Representation is extremely important and will play a crucial role.

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María Gabriela de Faría spoke to BuzzFeed about the representation in Deadly Class, saying, "I'm very excited and grateful, and really taking advantage of the opportunity to be a really good representation of the Latina community."

8. Unlike other superhero shows, these characters aren't afraid to be vulnerable and cause some chaos.

Luke Tennie spoke to BuzzFeed about his character Willie and how he embraces his vulnerabilities. He said, "They have the mask and they live their lives, and sometimes they have to take them off and be honest with those around them."
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Luke Tennie spoke to BuzzFeed about his character Willie and how he embraces his vulnerabilities. He said, "They have the mask and they live their lives, and sometimes they have to take them off and be honest with those around them."

9. The show will pull stories and ideas directly from the graphic novel.

Executive producer and creator Rick Remender said they will pull elements directly from his series of comics. He said, "We've been doing our very best in honoring what we created and making it something bigger."
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Executive producer and creator Rick Remender said they will pull elements directly from his series of comics. He said, "We've been doing our very best in honoring what we created and making it something bigger."

10. Finally, while the show centers on a new generation of villains, it's ultimately a story about finding hope.

Rick Remender said, "I explored the various ways in which you find the light at the end of the tunnel. That's at least an option for a character. Sometimes life is bad for many, many years so the characters I write will go through life being bad. Life can be unrelenting, but once the light shows and it's honest, it can be impactful."
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Rick Remender said, "I explored the various ways in which you find the light at the end of the tunnel. That's at least an option for a character. Sometimes life is bad for many, many years so the characters I write will go through life being bad. Life can be unrelenting, but once the light shows and it's honest, it can be impactful."

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

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