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Dead Boy Detectives Excites Neil Gaiman Fans, Releases On Netflix Soon

Dead Boy Detectives Excites Neil Gaiman Fans, Releases On Netflix Soon
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Dead Boy Detectives is a horror comedy series that will be released on Netflix on April 25, 2024. It stars George Rexstrew and Jayden Revri in the lead roles. The actors will play the roles of Edwin and Charles, respectively. Meanwhile, they will play best friends who refused to enter the afterlife after their deaths and chose to stay on earth to solve supernatural mysteries.

Dead Boy Detectives is an upcoming American supernatural horror detective-comedy. The titular duo was first mentioned in Neil Gaiman’s DC comics with the same name. People say that everything happens for a reason; we do not tend to believe it. But Dead Boy Detectives has proven that maybe everything happens for a reason. Viewers’ anticipation was also scrapped along with the title from HBO Max. Nevertheless, the series will now bring its uniqueness to streaming giant Netflix and has become a part of The Sandman universe. To learn more about Dead Boy Detectives’ release date, cast, trailer, plot, and more, keep reading.

What would Dead Boy Detectives be about?

This upcoming series has a very intriguing plot. It follows the story of two boys, Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine, who, even after dying, are reluctant to enter the afterlife. Thus, they stay on earth and embark on a journey to investigate supernatural cases as detectives. 

The description of the series states: 

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.

Is the trailer out for Dead Boy Detectives?

Netflix dropped the official trailer for the series on April 3, 2024. Ahead of the premiere of the eight-episode first season, we saw a glimpse of what actually awaits us. Since the whole setup of the series is apparently dark, the trailer also has a dark tone. Nevertheless, since our lead characters are best friends, the show also has a fun side. In the trailer, the duo also announces,

We help ghosts whose cases would go unsolved, the cases no one else can.

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Who is the cast of Dead Boy Detectives?

The staff members of Dead Boy Detectives include George Rexstrew as Edwin Payne and Jayden Revri as Charles Rowland. We expect the duo to captivate the viewers with their acting. Other actors from the upcoming series are listed below.

  • Kassius Nelson as Crystal Palace
  • Briana Cuoco as Jenny the Butcher
  • Ruth Connell as the Night Nurse
  • Yuyu Kitamura as Niko
  • Jenn Lyon as Esther
  • Lukas Gage as Thomas the Cat King
  • Michael Beach as Tragic Mick
  • Joshua Colley as Monty
  • Lindsey Gort as Maxine
  • Caitlin Reilly as Lily
  • Max Jenkins as Kingham
  • David Iacono as David the Demon
  • Kirby as Death
Dead Boy Detectives Excites Neil Gaiman Fans, Releases On Netflix Soon
Image: Netflix

When will Dead Boy Detectives be released?

Both of the teenage ghosts will mark their entry on Netflix on April 25, 2024. Fans do not have to wait for long to see how the supernatural mysteries are solved. The streaming giant also recently surprised viewers by dropping a clip of the first five minutes of the series on Tudum. It might not be satisfactory for fans eagerly waiting to stream the series, but with its release date not so far, we believe it is enough for the time being. Watch the first five minutes of Dead Boy Detectives here.

Final Words

In essence, the series has faced many obstacles throughout its journey. The eight-episode series will be loved by everyone who loves experimental production, be it the horror genre or bringing a fun side to paranormal and ghostly mysteries. It remains unclear how long each episode will be, but viewers seem excited to watch the drama unfold.

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Simon Hopes

Simon Hopes, an ardent Hollywood fan, attended the California State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Delving into his passion for entertainment, Simon joined as a staff writer at The Collider where he honed his skills and gained valuable experience in years. At The Next Hint Media, Simon serves as a senior writer, summoning his expertise to deliver captivating articles related to entertainment and Hollywood industry. With a passion of covering unusual and latest trends, he ensures to captivate the reader's attention with his entertaining and updated articles. His dedication to his craft makes him a valuable asset in the The Next Hint Media’s Entertainment team.

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