Dead Boy Detectives – Image: DC Comics

in a unexpected movementthe next HBO Max series dead detectives It is no longer part of HBO Max and will be distributed globally by Netflix. The series, based on the Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner DC comic of the same name, reportedly didn’t fit James Gunn’s new vision for the DCU and that opened up the possibility of Netflix picking it up.

Stewardess creator steve yockey adapted dead detectives of the comics and acts as showrunner alongside beth schwartz (Arrow) in the Warners and Berlanti Productions series. Yockey commented at the time of the original series’ announcement in April 2022:

“I’ve been obsessed with this comic for a long time, so it’s a true passion project. And Jeremy, Berlanti Productions, DC, WBTV, HBO Max – they all encourage me to run with every wild, weird and disturbing choice. The result is going to be very dark and fun.”

The pilot of the series is directed by a prominent television director. Lee Toland Kriegerwhose credits include Netflix titles like shadow and bone, You, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and more.

Lee Toland Krieger

Lee Toland KriegerDirector

dead detectives is produced by Greg Berlanti and will join YOUanother series of his on Netflix that didn’t do well on his original network and had to be acquired by Netflix.

This is another Netflix series involving Neil Gaiman after 2022’s mega-hit The Sandman, which was renewed for a second season.

The Dead Boy Detectives movie comes at a strange time for Warner Bros. Discovery (the parent company of DC Comics) which is trying to cut costs while keeping its HBO Max competitive. It also comes at a time when DC is implementing a new plan with its DC Studios division.

What is the plot of dead detectives?

dead children detectives

Image: DC Comics

The dead boys’ detective duo Edwin and Charles first appeared in issue #25 of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. Later, they got their own «spinoff» comics.

Here is a description of your story in the comics:

“Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland are no different than most kids. They love adventure, games, and spending time outdoors. They are curious about girls, curious about life, and particularly curious when it comes to mysteries. You see, it turns out that Edwin Paine and Charles Rowland are two of the best detectives in England. Please note we did not say live in England. That’s because Edwin and Charles don’t live in England. In fact, they are not living at all. Edwin (died 1916) and Charles (died 1990) met their end early in life. And that’s when things started to get interesting.

Since his death, the young detectives have solved some of the most harrowing mysteries in the hallowed halls of St. Hilarion’s School for Boys. However, there is a great mystery that they have not yet deciphered: the mystery of their own deaths. Now, in a gripping new series full of secrets and surprises, Edwin and Charles begin to unravel the truth behind his disappearance. But they won’t find it alone. Helping them will be Crystal, a young woman with a gift for technology and an uncanny link to the undead. Together, this unlikely group of gumshoes will travel from the bustling streets of contemporary London to the virtual world of Japanese-influenced video games and dangerous worlds located somewhere between now and never again, all in search of answers about life, death and all that comes after. .”

In a weird way, Netflix dead detectives It can be considered a spin-off of The Sandman. Only time will tell if Netflix chooses to do a crossover of sorts, perhaps in a single special episode or during one of the seasons.

Here is the logline for the dead detectives series:

“detective boys dead is a new take on a ghost story that explores loss, grief, and death through the lens of Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland…and their very much alive friend, Crystal Palace. It’s a lot like an old detective show, only darker and more acidic.»

who is cast in dead detectives?

Dead Boy Detectives Cast

George Rexstrew and Jayden Revri he plays the main characters, dead British teenagers Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland. kassius nelson (last night in soho) plays Cristal; the series also stars Briana Cuoco, ruth connell — who reprises her role as the Night Nurse (HBO Max’s doom patrol), yuyu kitamura and jenn lyon.

on HBO Max doom patrolEdwin and Charles were played by Sebastian Croft (Heartstopper, Hogwarts Legacy) and Ty Tennant (dragon house).

What is the production status of dead detectives?

filming for dead detectives started in November 2022 in Vancouver, Canada. At the time, production was expected to wrap on March 20, 2023, so they have about one more month of filming left.

how many episodes dead detectives will have?

It has been confirmed in April 2022 by Variety it’s dead detectives it will have eight episodes, which is the standard episode count for the series.

What is the Netflix release date? dead detectives?

Netflix has not announced a release date for dead detectivesbut given its production schedule which is expected to wrap up this spring, a late 2023 release seems possible, but 2024 seems more likely and in line with how the streamer schedules its releases.