DEAD BOY DETECTIVES Trailer Confirms SANDMAN Connection; One Of The Endless Will Appear

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES Trailer Confirms SANDMAN Connection; One Of The Endless Will Appear DEAD BOY DETECTIVES Trailer Confirms SANDMAN Connection; One Of The Endless Will Appear

Originally developed for Max, the Dead Boy Detectives adaptation will now debut on Netflix, and the first teaser trailer confirms that it will be set in the same universe as The Sandman...

By MarkCassidy - Nov 12, 2023 09:11 AM EST
Filed Under: The Sandman

Dead Boy Detectives will officially stream on Netflix after originally being developed for Max, and the first teaser trailer is now online.

A pilot was originally ordered to series at Max back in April of last year, but we found out that it would most likely be moving to Netflix due to the perception tat it didn't "fit the new direction for Max-DC content being spearheaded by James Gunn and Peter Safran."

Created by Neil Gaiman, the Dead Boy Detectives were first introduced in the pages of The Sandman before going on to appear in the likes of The Books of Magic, Children's Crusade, Doom Patrol, and more. In the comics, Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine were a pair of murdered school boys who decided not to enter the afterlife in order to stay on earth and investigate crimes involving the supernatural.

The official logline for the show reads: “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.”

Rowland and Paine actually appeared in the third season of Doom Patrol, but were played by different actors (Sebastian Croft and Ty Tennant).

The show will be set in the same universe as Netflix's The Sandman, and Gaiman has confirmed that a member of the Endless will show up... but he wouldn't reveal which one.

“In Dead Boy Detectives, they will encounter a member of the Endless. But which one? Ah... you’ll need to watch it to find out.”

Check out the teaser below.

Dead Boy Detectives is part of The Sandman universe and based on the beloved comic series from Neil Gaiman. Steve Yockey (The Flight Attendant, Supernatural) and Beth Schwartz (Sweet Tooth, Arrow) serve as co-showrunners, with Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, You), Jeremy Carver (Supernatural), and Sarah Schechter (Riverdale, You) as executive producers.

The series also stars Jennifer Lyon, Briana Cuoco, Lukas Gage, David Iacono, and Ruth Connell.

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GhostDog
GhostDog - 11/12/2023, 9:26 AM
This looks pretty good
HashTagSwagg
HashTagSwagg - 11/12/2023, 9:35 AM
Superheromoviefan
Superheromoviefan - 11/12/2023, 9:43 AM
seems pretty legit
narrow290
narrow290 - 11/12/2023, 9:53 AM
I’m down. Sandman was pretty good
MotherGooseUPus
MotherGooseUPus - 11/12/2023, 10:06 AM
@narrow290 - thats how i feel. im in. Sandman S2 cant get here soon enough for me
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 11/12/2023, 10:03 AM
What is 'dead-boy-detectives?'
RegularPoochie
RegularPoochie - 11/14/2023, 12:32 AM
@lazlodaytona - google is your friend
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 11/14/2023, 5:08 AM
@RegularPoochie - thanks man .... that was typed in sarcasm.

I would rather have one of you guys explain it that really gets into the depth of a property and not some internet search engine.
harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 11/12/2023, 10:08 AM
sad that both this and the sandman have abandon the gothic visual of the comics, they would have both been served better as animated shows.
OmegaBlack13
OmegaBlack13 - 11/12/2023, 10:35 AM
@harryba11zack - Yeah as much as I liked Sandman, it looked too much like other Netflix stuff. I’ve always said that HBO circa 2013 would’ve been the perfect home for Sandman and Doom Patrol.
Tasmaniac
Tasmaniac - 11/12/2023, 10:36 AM
Hmm, dunno. Sandman was awesome, but not sure about the tone of this. Still, it might be alright - it has a bit of an Umbrella Academy vibe to it.
OmegaBlack13
OmegaBlack13 - 11/12/2023, 10:36 AM
Gaiman won’t reveal which of the Endless will appear, but the log line mentions Death right there lol
Nightmare
Nightmare - 11/12/2023, 2:04 PM
I actually liked the original DP cast they had before.


But yea these Netflix shows are missing the Gothic element that made the books so special.
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 11/13/2023, 12:36 AM
Looking forward to it.

"Didn't fit the new direction for Max-DC content being spearheaded by James Gunn and Peter Safran" they can shove that right up where the sun comes out.

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