Dead Boy Detectives

Dead Boy Detectives


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Streaming charts last updated: 1:16:42 PM, 05/20/2024

Dead Boy Detectives is 26 on the JustWatch Daily Streaming Charts today. The TV show has moved up the charts by 3 places since yesterday. In the United States, it is currently more popular than Tracker but less popular than Abbott Elementary.


When it comes to investigating supernatural crimes, the Dead Boy Detectives are just getting started

After their death, Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine decide that they aren't interested in the afterlife. Instead, the pair take on a new path: supernatural detective investigations. Edwin is the mind and Charles is the muscle and together they form the Dead Boy Detectives. Taking on cases that involve supernatural interference they face down all manner of monsters with a little help from Crystal the clairvoyant.

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What is Dead Boy Detectives about?

Dead Boy Detectives is a supernatural detective comedy-drama television show. It is based on the DC Comics characters developed by Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner. The show is created by American screenwriter and producer Steve Yockey who is known for the series The Flight Attendant and Doom Patrol. The series is produced by Berlanti Productions, Jeremy Carver Productions, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Television for Netflix.

Who is in the cast of Dead Boy Detectives?

Dead Boy Detectives features an ensemble cast that includes George Rexstrew starring as Edwin Payne; Jayden Revri as Charles Rowland; Kassius Nelson plays Crystal Palace; Briana Cuoco stars as Jenny the Butcher; Ruth Connell plays the Night Nurse; Yuyu Kitamura stars as Niko; and Jenn Lyon stars as Esther. There are recurring roles in the series for Lukas Gage, Michael Beach, Joshua Colley, Lindsey Gort, Caitlin Reilly, Max Jenkins, and David Iacono.

Is Dead Boy Detectives connected to The Sandman?

The television show is set in the same universe as The Sandman, both shows are based on comics written by Neil Gaiman. The main characters of the Dead Boy Detectives, Edwin Paine and Charles Rowland, first appeared in The Sandman comics Volume 25. Kirby Howell-Baptise reprises her role as Death from The Sandman in Dead Boy Detectives.

Is Dead Boy Detectives part of the DC Universe?

The series was originally intended for the streaming service Max but was dropped after James Gunn and Peter Safran took over the reins at DC. The show did not fit into their plans for the DC Universe and was picked up by Netflix instead.

Production News

  • September 3, 2021
    • Dead Boy Detectives is first announced as an HBO Max pilot order. Steve Yockey is credited as the writer with Jeremy Carver and Greg Berlanti both confirmed as executive producers. (Source: Variety)
  • November 22, 2021
    • George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri, and Kassius Nelson are announced to be starring in the lead roles of the show. (Source: Variety)
  • April 14, 2022
    • The show won an eight-episode order from HBO Max after the streamer originally picked up the pilot. (Source: Variety)
  • September 22, 2022
    • A casting announcement confirms the involvement of Euphoria actor Lukas Gage. (Source: Variety)
  • February 23, 2023
    • Dead Boy Detectives moves to Netflix after James Gunn and Peter Safran deem the show incompatible with the newly rebooted DC Studios. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • April 21, 2023
    • Neil Gaiman confirms that Dead Boy Detectives shares a universe with The Sandman. (Source: ScreenRant)
  • November 11, 2023
    • The lead characters are on a supernatural investigation in the first trailer for the series. (Source: YouTube)
  • March 20, 2024
    • A new set of photos from the series is revealed alongside the release date of the series. It is announced that the show will premiere on Netflix on April 25, 2024. (Source: Deadline)
  • April 3, 2024
    • The latest trailer sees the ghost detectives coming up against all manner of mythic creatures including demons and zombies. (Source: Variety)
  • April 25, 2024
    • Dead Boy Detectives was released on Netflix. (Source: Netflix)

Streaming Charts

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IMDB 7.6 (10k)


Horror, Action & Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery & Thriller, Science-Fiction



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George Rexstrew
Edwin Payne
Jayden Revri
Charles Rowland
Kassius Nelson
Crystal Palace
Briana Cuoco
Jenny Green
Ruth Connell
Night Nurse
Yuyu Kitamura
Niko Sasaki
Jenn Lyon
Esther Finch