Michel Duval is a class act…
The 23-year-old Mexican actor and singer/songwriter has been cast in Syfy’s drama pilot Deadly Class, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Rick Remender and Wes Craig.
Co-created by Remender and Miles Feldsott, the pilot follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal. Set against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, Deadly Class is described as a coming of age journey unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Duval will play Chico, scary, muscular, son of a cartel drug lord. Everyone knows not to mess with Chico. The only one who can hurt him is his girlfriend.
Meanwhile, Maria Gabriela de Faria will portray Maria. One minute Maria’s an extrovert and an exhibitionist, a tornado of ever changing emotions—fierce, charming, beautiful and oozing femininity — the next she’s murderous, feral, and crippled by rage. At the School for the Deadly Arts her instability is treated like a super power.
Other cast members include Luke Tennie, Liam James, Henry Rollins, Taylor Hickson, Siobhan Williams, Jack Gillett, Sean Depner and Ryan Robbins.
Duval is a series regular in Señora Acero now in its fourth season and guest stars in Queen of the South.
de Faria most recently starred in the Latin American hit series Yo Soy Franky and will soon be seen in the starring role of Zaita in season two of period drama Sitiados.
Deadly Class is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Sony Pictures Television.