“Dead Boy Detectives” Moves From Max to Netflix, Gets First Teaser

Screenshot from “Dead Boy Detectives”
Screenshot from “Dead Boy Detectives”

Dead Boy Detectives was originally developed as the HBO Max original, but it just found a brand-new home. This fantasy detective series will officially premiere on Netflix next spring, and the streaming giant just gave us a taste of things to come with a new teaser trailer.

According to its official synopsis, this supernatural series is set in The Sandman universe and centers on two teenagers who find each other in death. They join forces to crack some of the mortal realm’s most mystifying paranormal cases. while trying to escape evil witches, Hell, and Death itself.

Dead Boy Detectives is based on DC Comics created by Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner. When the series was first announced, HBO Max was supposed to serve as its home, but plans changed because Dead Boy Detectives was reportedly incompatible with DC Studios’ plans for the DCU universe after new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran took over.

Jayden Revri and George Rexstrew will lead the series as Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine, while the supporting cast will include Kassius Nelson, Yuyu Kitamura, Jenn Lyon, Briana Cuoco, Ruth Connell, Lukas Gage, and David Iacono.

Dead Boy Detectives will premiere on Netflix in April next year, and the first season will feature a total of eight episodes.