It’s official. DC drama Dead Boy Detectives is set at Netflix. Originally ordered to series at HBO Max, Dead Boy Detectives, based on the DC Comics characters created by Neil Gaiman, will launch on the streamer. A premiere date is TBD. Netflix also released a teaser trailer, which will be available shortly.
As part of The Sandman Universe for Netflix, the eight-part series is a ghost story that explores loss, grief, and death through the lens of Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland, two dead British teenagers, and their very alive friend, Crystal Palace. So, it’s a lot like a vintage detective series — only darker and on acid.
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Here’s the official synopsis: Do you have a pesky ghost haunting you? Has a demon stolen your core memories? You may want to ring the Dead Boy Detectives. Meet Edwin Payne (George Rexstrew) and Charles Rowland (Jayden Revri), “the brains” and “the brawn” behind the Dead Boy Detectives agency. Teenagers born decades apart who find each other only in death, Edwin and Charles are best friends and ghosts… who solve mysteries. They will do anything to stick together – including escaping evil witches, Hell and Death herself. With the help of a clairvoyant named Crystal (Kassius Nelson) and her friend Niko (Yuyu Kitamura), they are able to crack some of the mortal realm’s most mystifying paranormal cases.
Cast also includes Jenn Lyon, Briana Cuoco, Ruth Connell, Lukas Gage and David Iacono.
Dead Boy Detectives was developed for television by Steve Yockey, who wrote the first episode and serves as showrunner alongside Beth Schwartz as co-showrunner. Greg Berlanti, Yockey, Schwartz, Jeremy Carver, Sarah Schechter, Leigh London Redman and Gaiman serve as executive producers of the series from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The first episode is executive produced and directed by Lee Toland Krieger.
Check out the teaser trailer above and see a couple first-look photos below.
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