Neil Gaiman’s “Dead Boy Detectives” is set to arrive on Netflix in 2024. During Netflix’s Geeked Week in 2023 we were treated to a first glimpse of the upcoming series through a teaser and some initial images.
Netflix’s Geeked Week for 2023 has been an exciting event offering sneak peeks of highly anticipated future films like “Damsel” and revealing new information about their popular show “Stranger Things.”
Dead Boy Detectives
This is just the tip of the iceberg as Netflix is also introducing a fresh lineup of original series one of which is “Dead Boy Detectives ” an integral part of the expansive Sandman universe.
Initially slated for release on Max the show was dropped due to it not aligning with the DC universe curated by James Gunn and Peter Safran. However Netflix swiftly secured the rights to “Dead Boy Detectives.”
The series is being developed under the leadership of Steve Yockey who serves as the show’s runner along with Beth Schwartz. Neil Gaiman plays arole as an executive producer in the project.
Originally introduced in The Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman Dead Boy Detectives eventually had its own successful comic book series. Noteworthy authors like Ed Brubaker and Toby Litt contributed to it.
The two main characters Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland have made appearances in live action media before and you might remember them from Doom Patrol.
What is Dead Boy Detectives about?
So what is Dead Boy Detectives all about? Born in different decades Edwin Paine (played by George Rexstrew) and Charles Rowland (portrayed by Jayden Revri) find each other in the afterlife.
Instead of moving on to the next realm they decide to stay on Earth and create the Dead Boy Detectives agency.
This agency specializes in solving peculiaar super natural mysteries. Throughout the show they embark on all kinds of bizarre adventures like journeying to Hell and confronting wicked witches. Take a look at the official description forthe series below.
Dead Boy Detectives is a remake of a ghost story that explores loss grief and death through the lens of Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland and its very lively friend, Crystal Palace.
It’s a lot like an old detective show, only darker and more acidic.”Neil Gaiman first introduced them in The Sandman #25, midway through the Season of Mists story arc, in the comics.
In the story, Charles Rowland must be left alone at St. Hilarion School while all the other children go on vacation.
However, he soon discovers that many of the school’s former inhabitants are returning from hell, including former student Edwin Paine.
Our first look at Dead Boy Detectives on Netflix
Our first look at Dead Boy Detectives on NetflixDuring Geeked Week, Netflix released our first look at Dead Boy Detectives:
As for the stills, take a look at these photos, which give us a closer look at Edwin Paine (George Rexstrew), Charles Rowland (Jayden Revri) and also their well-known clairvoyant Crystal Palace (Kassius Nelson):Plus, here’s another look at the titular duo:
Check out the Dead Boy Detectives episode titles. There is an ongoing theme with these titles, with each episode tacking a very specific case:
- The Case of the Creeping Forest
- The Case of the Dandelion Shrine
- The Case of Devlin House
- The Case of the Lighthouse Leapers
- The Case of the Two Dead Dragons
- The Case of the Very Long Stairway
- The Case of the Hungry Snake
Netflix has not set a release date for Dead Boy Detectives yet, but it is expected to premiere sometime in 2024.
Where can I watch Dead Boy Detectives?
Ready for some supernatural sleuthing? Dead Boy Detectives is coming soon to Netflix. For more scoops from Geeked Week 2023, head to geekedweek.com and follow Netflix Geeked on X.
What is the dead boy detective agency?
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.
Who is Esther in Dead Boy Detectives?
Jennifer “Jenn” Lyon is an American actress. She portrays Esther in the HBO Max horror detective series, Dead Boy Detectives.
Who are the actors in Dead Boy detective Agency?
George Rexstrew as Edwin Payne.
Jayden Revri as Charles Rowland.
Kassius Nelson as Crystal Palace.
Briana Cuoco as Jenny the Butcher.
Ruth Connell as the Night Nurse.
Yuyu Kitamura as Niko.
Jenn Lyon as Esther.