THE SANDMAN's Death Comes For The DEAD BOY DETECTIVES In Full Trailer For Netflix Adaptation

THE SANDMAN's Death Comes For The DEAD BOY DETECTIVES In Full Trailer For Netflix Adaptation

Netflix has released a full trailer for its upcoming adaptation of DC's Dead Boy Detectives, and it features an appearance from The Sandman's take on Death...

By MarkCassidy - Apr 03, 2024 04:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Television

Netflix's adaptation of DC Vertigo comic series, Dead Boy Detectives, is set to premiere on April 25, and the streamer has now released a full trailer (via CBM) spotlighting plenty of new footage of the sleuthing spooks in action.

A pilot was originally ordered to series at Max back in April of 2022, but we found out that it would most likely be moving to Netflix due to the perception that it didn't "fit the new direction for Max-DC content being spearheaded by James Gunn and Peter Safran."

Created by Neil Gaiman, the Dead Boy Detectives were first introduced in the pages of The Sandman before going on to appear in the likes of The Books of Magic, Children's Crusade, Doom Patrol, and more. In the comics, Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine were a pair of murdered school boys who decided not to enter the afterlife in order to stay on earth and investigate crimes involving the supernatural.

Gaiman previously confirmed that at least one member of Dream's family, The Endless, would appear in the show, but didn't specify which one. Fans assumed it would be Death given the premise of the series, and sure enough, Kirby Howell-Baptiste's not-so Grim Reaper shows up briefly in the new teaser.

Check it out in the player below, and let us know what you think.

The official logline for the show reads: “Do you have a pesky ghost haunting you? Has a demon stolen your core memories? You may want to ring the Dead Boy Detectives. Meet Edwin Payne (George Rexstrew) and Charles Rowland (Jayden Revri), ‘the brains’ and ‘the brawn’ behind the Dead Boy Detectives agency. Teenagers born decades apart who find each other only in death, Edwin and Charles are best friends and ghosts… who solve mysteries. They will do anything to stick together – including escaping evil witches, Hell and Death herself. With the help of a clairvoyant named Crystal (Kassius Nelson) and her friend Niko (Yuyu Kitamura), they are able to crack some of the mortal realm’s most mystifying paranormal cases.”

Rowland and Paine actually appeared in the third season of Doom Patrol, but were played by different actors (Sebastian Croft and Ty Tennant).

Dead Boy Detectives is part of The Sandman universe and based on the beloved comic series from Neil Gaiman. Steve Yockey (The Flight Attendant, Supernatural) and Beth Schwartz (Sweet Tooth, Arrow) serve as co-showrunners, with Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, You), Jeremy Carver (Supernatural), and Sarah Schechter (Riverdale, You) as executive producers.

The series also stars Jennifer Lyon, Briana Cuoco, Lukas Gage, David Iacono, and Ruth Connell.

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