The Dead Boy Detectives are gaining new life. The Hollywood Reporter announced on Friday that the series based on the DC characters of the same name is moving to Netflix from HBO Max. The decision to move the show comes as those in charge did not feel it fit in with what DC Studios executives, James Gunn and Peter Safran, have in mind for the studio’s first chapter.
It’s also said that another factor in the decision to move the series was that HBO Max reportedly wouldn’t have been able to market the series until next year. With that in mind, executives allowed the producers to take the project elsewhere, eventually finding a home with Netflix.
Dead Boy Detectives, which was officially ordered to series in April 2022, is based on DC Comics characters created by Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner. The Dead Boy Detectives, Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland, first made their live-action debut in the critically acclaimed Doom Patrol series. The roles were later recast for Dead Boy Detectives. In this series, George Rexstrew will play Edwin Payne, and Jayden Revri will play Charles Rowland. Other members of the cast include Kassius Nelson as Crystal Palace, Briana Cuoco as Jenny the Butcher, Ruth Connell as the Night Nurse, Yuyu Kitamura as Niko and Jenn Lyon as Esther.
The series is produced by Greg Berlanti via his Berlanti Productions banner. Also serving as producers on the project are Doom Patrol’s Jeremy Carver, Steve Yockey (The Flight Attendant), and Beth Schwartz (Arrow). Both Yockey and Schwartz serve as showrunners on the project. Lee Toland Krieger, who has directed episodes of Riverdale and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, directed the pilot for Dead Boy Detectives.