Dead Boy Detectives Moves To Netflix From HBO Max


Greg Berlanti’s Dead Boy Detectives has been sold to Netflix from HBO Max as DC Studios prepares for their Chapter One: Gods and Monsters. Steadily as the story pieces fall into place for the new DC Slate, some projects are being pulled or sold to a different platform/network.

As, not a year ago, many DC projects were shelved, cancelled or discontinued, there are still remaining titles that are going strong to this day. DC still has The Flash, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Blue Beetle from the previous reign are coming into theatres.

Likewise, there are still titles ongoing for the small screen. While James Gunn and Peter Safran have just released their lineup, which includes series for streaming on HBO Max, they clearly identified specific requirements for titles to go forward during their regime.

Dead Boy Detectives is one of those titles that satisfy conditions of continuing but just not in HBO Max. Netflix already has titles from DC in its library. Those that are not directly connected to the DCEU, such as those from Berlanti’s Arrowverse and previous movies.

It seems that his recent deal with Warner will focus on non-superhero content. However, because Dead Boy Detectives is one that is much awaited and highly anticipated, they can’t easily put a stop to the project. Good thing that Berlanti has Netflix to keep the boys.

Dead Boy Detectives Moves From HBO Max To Netflix

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Recently, The Hollywood Reporter posted an article stating that the show is now moving platforms. Getting Dead Boy Detectives into Netflix actually brings it closer to another series from Neil Gaiman, The Sandman. Thus, if it doesn’t fit in HBO Max’s lineup, then it will undoubtedly have a place on Netflix.

Steve Yockey adapted the comics from Gaiman and Matt Wagner into television series. Yockey is also the showrunner together with Beth Schwartz. Yockey created the HBO Max Original The Flight Attendant, whereas Schwartz previously ran the show Arrow for Warner Bros and Berlanti Productions.

The series that packed up and moved to Netflix stars George Rexstrew and Jayden Revri as the dead British teenagers Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland, respectively. The official description of the series:

A fresh take on a ghost story that explores loss, grief and death through the lens of Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland … and their very alive friend, Crystal Palace. It’s a lot like a vintage detective series — only darker and on acid.

Together with the boys as cast are Kassius Nelson, who plays Crystal Palace, Briana Cuoco as Jenny Green; Ruth Connell reprising her role as Night Nurse from Doom Patrol, Yuyu Kitamura as Niko; Jenn Lyon as Esther and many more. According to the report, Lee Toland Krieger is at the helm for the series’ pilot.

Dead Boy Detectives Gets Netflix As New Home

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Berlanti won’t be involved in developing new DCU projects after his Green Lantern was shelved in favour of the series titled Lanterns that Gunn and Safran are cooking up. Because of this development, many fans are now speculating that there is a good chance that some DC titles which are in sort of limbo might just find a new home on Netflix.

That is if Warner will give it the ‘go signal’. Gunn also interacted over his Twitter account, saying he has been talking to Netflix. It is something that came up because of the #sellthesynderversetonetflix movement. The co-CEO disclosed that he found the hashtag funny because he has been talking to the streaming company and the hashtag never came up, and Snyder himself is happy where he is.

Dead Boy Detectives Moves To Netflix From HBO Max

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Meanwhile, for Berlanti, should he wish to continue some of his superhero titles, it seems that Netflix could also be its new home. Any chances that The Flash will continue his Speed Force on Netflix? Aside from the series, Berlanti still has Superman & Lois as well as Gotham Knights at The CW. However, there is a strong perception that these titles will also continue on to another platform. But then, who knows?

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