[quote]Yeah, the original idea for “Deadly Class” is a story we’re not going to tell until the fourth arc now. As I built that original story when I was doing my initial outline for the thing I just had the title, “Deadly Class.” Then I cooked something up that was sort of my versions of a “Battle Royale”-style situation. I realized though the problem with “Battle Royale” is that it’s a movie where at the beginning of the film you’re dropped in with a bunch of kids that are put in a situation where they’re all hunting each other. You kind of get to know them on the fly and you get glimpses of who they are, but you don’t really care too much. [Laughs] It’s mostly “Here’s ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ with teenage kids” and then off you go.
The thing that really attracted me to developing “Deadly Class” was the Reagan Youth aspect of it, which was the memoirs of the era, and the teen drama and soap opera. I wanted you to really get to know the kids before we start to escalate things. So the school has almost been a backdrop that’s a sort of C story while the kids are off doing all these other things like high school kids do. The most interesting aspects of high school are not when you’re in class. Plus, they’d just be coasting through school because they’re the stoners, punkers, drop outs, and whatever.
We’ve been seeding the fact that there is stuff going on in the school though. We’re going to start seeing more and more of that happening, and they’re going to have to start taking it all a lot more seriously as things progress.[/quote]
[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE RICK REMENDER[/size]