DC’s THE DEAD BOY DETECTIVES Moves To Netflix From HBO Max. Filming in Vancouver.
DC’s The Dead Boy Detectives moves to Netflix from HBO Max.
Dead Boy Detectives didn’t fit with the new DC Studio heads James Gunn and Peter Safran’s plan for only interconnected DC movies and series like The Suicide Squad and its spinoff Peacemaker series or The Batman and its upcoming spinoff The Penguin series, so the show was shopped to Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
HBO Max cancelled DC’s Titans, Doom Patrol and Pennyworth earlier this year for similar reasons.
Adapted from the Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner graphic novels, Dead Boy Detectives has been filming in Vancouver since November and wraps this March.
Dead Boy Detectives is a fresh take on 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.
Jayden Revri as Charles Rowland and George Rexstrew as Edwin Payne filming in Vancouver..
Yuyu Kitamura as Niko on the left and Kassius Nelson as Crystal Palace on the right.
Season One filming dates: November 07 2022 – March 20 2023
Showrunners: Steve Yockey, Arrow’s Beth Schwartz.
Cast: George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri, Kassius Nelson, Ruth Connell, Briana Cuoco, Jenn Lyon, Yuyu Kitamura, Lukas Gage, Caitlin Reilly, Max Jenkins.
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.
Filming in Vancouver:
Dead Boy Detectives set chair at Victory Square.
As Port Townsend.
From The Flight Attendant’s Steve Yockey, Doom Patrol’s Jeremy Carver, Uber Producer Greg Berlanti. and Neil Gaiman.