Deadly Class Location: The Secret School where the Syfy Series is filmed

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Based on the criminal graphic novel created by Rick Remender, Deadly Class is a Syfy series, halfway a twisted Riverdale high school and a Quentin Tarantino b-movie, spiced with a bit of late '80s nostalgia and counterculture.

The story revolves around an orphan street kid with a tragic past, who is recruited by a mysterious group of misfits. They belong to an elite private school for assassins, where they train the next generation of the world's major crime families.

Where is Deadly Class filmed

The lethal cocktail, produced by the Russo brothers (the filmmakers of several top Marvel films like Avengers: Infinity War), stars Benjamin Wadsworth as Marcus (Teen Wolf), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) as the relentless mentor Master Lin, and Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse) playing Saya, one of the most prominent scholars, among others.

The first episode includes a great soundtrack with top hits from period bands like Depeche Mode (Behind The Wheel), Echo and the Bunnymen (The Killing Moon), or The Cure (The Holy Hour).

Deadly Class was filmed in the Vancouver area, although it's set in '1987 San Francisco. Here are some of the most relevant filming locations of the series, canceled after just one season:

Deadly Class School
The hall of Kings Dominion School was filmed in the James Anglican Church on East Cordova Street and Gore Street (in Downtown Eastside Vancouver).

The high altar was removed digitally, to fit an intricate wooden staircase.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Syfy, City of Vancouver Archives, and Google Maps

Deadly Class city
The entrance to the school through a butcher shop is located in a real retail shop called Dollar Meat Store in Chinatown (266 Pender Street E, Vancouver).
Image courtesy of Syfy and Google Maps

Where is Deadly Class set
In the pilot episode, Marcus wanders the streets of a gritty San Francisco suburb filmed in the Arch Alley near Cambie Street and West Hastings Street.

This location comes very handy when location managers are looking for a dark, shabby street in Vancouver - The place was used to shoot many series and films, as Moviemaps reports (Travelers, Supernatural, iZombie, The X-Files...).

The scene of the Day of the Dead Mexican festival was also shot very close from there, at 300 Cambie Street (image below).
Images courtesy of Syfy - Map

Shoot in San Francisco
During the series, we can see some San Francisco landmarks like the Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid skyscraper, but no filming took place in the Bay City.

The Netflix hit series 13 Reasons Why city is set in the northern San Francisco area.
Image courtesy of Syfy

Fighting Scene
In episode one, Marcus and Willie are driving in Columbia Street, New Westminster.

The place where they go to complete the assignment was shot under the Georgia Viaduct on Quebec Street and Pacific Boulevard (the same place where was filmed one of the first scenes at the beginning of the episode).

What's Filming also reported that interior scenes were filmed in a private house at 1523 Davie Street.
Image courtesy of Syfy - The Columbia Map / Viaduct Map

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