HBO Max has ordered a pilot for the potential “Dead Boy Detectives” series. Based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, the one-hour series will follow Dead Boy Detectives — Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine — who decide not to enter the afterlife to stay on earth and investigate crimes involving the supernatural.
Sebastian Croft and Ty Tennant will play Rowland and Paine respectively in the upcoming third season of “Doom Patrol,” although they are believed to be not tied to the current pilot.
Steve Yockey wrote and served as the executive producer of this series. Jeremy Carver is also an executive producer. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden will serve as executive producers through Berlanti Productions. Warner Bros. Television is the studio. There are currently no directors announced for the series. It is expected to start filming in November.
Yockey serves as co-showrunner and executive producer on The Flight Attendant, starring Kaley Cuoco, who is currently in production on her second season.
Carver created Doom Patrol based on DC Comics and also serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series will premiere its third season on September 23.
Berlanti Productions also produced The Flight Attendant and Doom Patrol as well as DC’s Titans for HBO Max.
Dead Boy Detectives Cast : Who’s in it?
The “Dead Boy Detectives” pilot on HBO Max has found its main cast, George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri (“The Lodge”), and Kassius Nelson (“Last Night in Soho,” “A Series of Unpleasant Shows from Lemony Snicket”) to star the three main roles. Rexstrew is a recent graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and “Dead Boy Detectives” will mark his big screen debut.
Based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, the one-hour series will follow Dead Boy Detectives — Charles Rowland (Revri) and Edwin Paine (Rexstrew) — who decide not to enter the afterlife to stay on earth and investigate crimes involving the supernatural. They are joined by Crystal Palace (Nelson), a living psychic medium.
Additionally, sources say that the cast also includes: Alexander Calvert (“Supernatural,” “Arrow”) as Thomas The Cat King; Briana Cuoco (“The Flight Attendant,” “Harley Quinn”) as Jenny, described as a somewhat punk butcher and Crystal Palace confidant; Jenn Lyon (“Claws,” “Justified”) as Esther, portrayed as a witch obsessed with youth and immortality; Yuyu Kitamura (“The Expatriates,” “Mother Tongue”) as Niko, a boarding school student who wants to join forces with the Detective Dead Boy agency who now lives above Jenny’s butcher shop; and Ruth Connell (“Supernatural,” “For the Love of George”) who will play the Night Nurse, a demon who controls the flow of souls in the afterlife. Connell previously played the character in the HBO Max-DC series “Doom Patrol.”
Dead Boy Detectives Plot
Edwin Paine and Charles Rowland are no different than most boys. They love adventure, games and spending time outdoors. They’re curious about girls, curious about life and particularly curious when it comes to mysteries. You see, Edwin Paine and Charles Rowland happen to be two of the best detectives in England. Note that we didn’t say living in England. That’s because Edwin and Charles aren’t living in England. In fact, they’re not living at all. Edwin (died 1916) and Charles (died 1990) met their ends early in life. And that’s when things started getting interesting.
Since their deaths, the young detectives have solved some of the most harrowing mysteries to hit the hallowed halls of St. Hilarion’s School for Boys. However, there’s one great mystery they haven’t yet cracked—the mystery of their own deaths. Now, in a gripping new series full of secrets and surprises, Edwin and Charles will begin unraveling the truth of their demise. But they won’t find it on their own. They’ll be helped by Crystal, a young girl with a gift for technology and a strange link to the undead.
Together, this unlikely group of gumshoes will journey from the bustling streets of contemporary London to the virtual world of Japanese-influenced videogames to dangerous worlds perched somewhere between now and nevermore, all in a search for answers about life, death and all that comes after.
Dead Boy Detectives Release Date
Unfortunately, HBO has yet to provide an official chart for its broadcast schedule. It is estimated that the Dead Boy Detectives series will air on HBO Max in 2022, we are still waiting for news from the production side for confirmation and release date. therefore, stay tuned on this page for more updates!