Netflix is set to enchant fans once again by bringing more of Neil Gaiman’s cherished characters to life on the small screen. This time, the spotlight is on the Dead Boy Detectives, a crime-solving duo introduced in a Sandman comic in the ’90s, originally slated to stream on Max. The recent revelation was accompanied by the release of the series’ first trailer, offering a glimpse into a thrilling supernatural whodunit.
For those unfamiliar with the duo, meet Edwin Payne (George Rexstrew) and Charles Rowland (Jayden Revri), the brains and brawn behind the Dead Boy Detectives agency. Born decades apart and only finding each other in death, these teenage ghosts are best friends on a mission to solve mysteries, from pesky ghosts to demons stealing core memories. Their unwavering bond leads them to confront evil witches, journey through Hell, and even challenge Death herself.
Assisting them in their spectral investigations are the clairvoyant Crystal (Kassius Nelson) and her friend Niko (Yuyu Kitamura). Together, they unravel some of the mortal realm’s most perplexing paranormal cases.
Netflix has confirmed that the upcoming eight-episode series is an integral part of its expanding “Sandman universe.” The show will be under the guidance of accomplished showrunners Steve Yockey (Doom Patrol) and Beth Schwartz (Sweet Tooth), with Neil Gaiman himself serving as one of the executive producers. While a specific premiere date is yet to be announced, Netflix assures fans that Dead Boy Detectives will make its debut in 2024, promising an immersive dive into the supernatural mysteries within Gaiman’s captivating universe.