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Netflix’s DEAD BOY DETECTIVES: Where Did it Film in Vancouver?

The Butcher Shop

BC-filmed supernatural series Dead Boy Detectives, starring George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri, Kassius Nelson and hilarious shit-talking cats and sprites, is streaming on Netflix..

The show opens with the Dead Boy Detectives on a case in London where they shot on Westminster Bridge. A new case takes them to Port Townsend with various locations in Vancouver playing the Washington State town for season one.

Stuck in place the teen ghosts and their clairvoyant friend solve several cases in recognizable BC locations like the Sheringham Point Lighthouse in Victoria, Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver, North Vancouver Cemetery, the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver’s Point Grey Secondary, Cloverdale fairgrounds and public library, Fort Langley and more.

But the focal point of season one is the Butcher Shop where the main characters spend most of their time. Exteriors were filmed on Cambie Street north of Victory Square in downtown Vancouver.

Filming at The Butcher Shop set on far left.

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Jayden Revri as Charles Rowland and George Rexstrew as Edwin Payne filming around the Butcher shop.

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Yuyu Kitamura as Niko on the left and Kassius Nelson as Crystal Palace on the right, talking with episode director Amanda Tapping.

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Dead Boy Detectives set chair at Victory Square.

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Dead Boy Detectives is based on the beloved comic series from Neil Gaiman, and a new addition to The Sandman Universe for Netflix.

Edwin and Charles are best friends, ghosts… and the best detectives on the Mortal plane. They will do anything to stick together – including escaping evil witches, Hell and Death herself. With the help of a clairvoyant named Crystal and her friend Niko, they are able to crack some of the mortal realm’s most mystifying paranormal cases. 


George Rexstrew as Edwin Payne, Kassius Nelson as Crystal, Palace Yuyu Kitamura as Niko, Jayden Revri as Edwin Payne.

Briana Cuoco as Jenny the Butcher.

Jenn Lyon as evil witch Esther Finch.

Lukas Gage as Thomas The Cat King..

The shit-talking cats were divas:

“Filming live cats is not fun. Even the trained ones don’t really do what they’re supposed to do,” creator Steven Yockey told Netflix’s Tudum.

Ruth Connell as demon Night Nurse. She debuted the character on Doom Patrol.

Dead Boy Detectives Season One:

Vancouver 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.

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

Spotted on Location:

Point Grey Senior Secondary in Kerrisdale.

Vancouver Art Gallery as a London art installation for Crystal’s parents.

At the end of season one, the teen ghosts are able to leave Port Townsend and return to London where .the Dead Boys Detective Agency will take on new cases under the supervision of the Night Nurse.

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