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HBO Max’s DEAD BOY DETECTIVES Picked Up To Series: Pilot Filmed in Vancouver

HBO Max’s DEAD BOY DETECTIVES Picked Up To Series: Pilot Filmed in Vancouver

Update: Dead Boy Detectives series expected to start filming this October in Vancouver.

HBO Max has ordered Dead Boy Detectives to series. The pilot, directed by Lee Toland Krieger, filmed in Vancouver this past Winter.

Dead Boy Detectives is a ghost story that explores loss, grief, and death through the lens of Edwin Payne (George Rexstrew) and Charles Rowland, (Jayden Revri), two dead British teenagers, and their very alive friend, Crystal Palace (Kassius Nelson ). So, it’s a lot like a vintage detective series — only darker and on acid.

George Rexstrew is Edwin Payne, Jayden Revri is Charles Rowland and Kassius Nelson is Crystal Palace.

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Based on the DC Comics characters created by Neil Gaiman, the one-hour series will follow the Dead Boy Detectives — Edwin Payne (spelling change) and Charles Rowland — who decided not to enter the afterlife in order to stay on earth and investigate crimes involving the supernatural.

Supernatural’s Ruth Connell is the demon Night Nurse. She debuted the character on Doom Patrol.

Other cast: Briana Cuoco is Jenny, a punk butcher; Jenn Lyon is Esther, a witch; and Yuyu Kitamura is Niko, a student who wants to join the agency (no mention of Supernatural’s Alexander Calvert as Thomas the Cat King).

Neil Gaiman’s graphic novels follow two teenagers who were murdered at St. Hilarion’s Boarding School: Edwin Paine, in 1916 by a group of bullies, and Charles Rowland, in 1990 by the ghosts of the same group of bullies. When the two spirits meet and are not taken to Hell, they instead start up a detective agency together. At a later point, Charles saves the life of Crystal Palace and she joins the agency as its only living member using her skills with technology and as a psychic to aid their investigations.

From The Flight Attendant’s Steve Yockey, Doom Patrol’s Jeremy Carver, Uber Producer Greg Berlanti. and Neil Gaiman.

Producers recast the Dead Boy Detectives introduced on season 3 of Doom Patrol.

Ty Tennant as Edwin Payne, Sebastian Croft as Charles Rowland and Madalyn Horcher as Crystal Palace on Doom Patrol season 3.

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