One of the highlights of the current season of HBO Max’s Doom Patrol series was the episode that featured an appearance from the Dead Boy Detectives. Now, the streaming service will produce a whole series based on the same characters. However, the series will cast a different set of actors in the main roles than the ones who appeared in Doom Patrol. As first reported by Variety, George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri, and Kassius Nelson will star in the series in its main roles.
Created by writer Neil Gaiman and artists Matt Wagner and Malcolm Jones III, the Dead Boy Detectives first appeared in the pages of DC Comics in The Sandman #25 in April 1991. The detectives are the ghosts of two dead children, Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine, who, rather than enter the afterlife, stay on Earth to become detectives investigating crimes involving the supernatural. Sebastian Croft and Ty Tennant portray Rowland and Paine in Doom Patrol.
George Rexstrew will portray Charles Rowland while Jayden Revri will play Edwin Paine. Additionally, Kassius Nelson is portraying Crystal Palace, a living psychic medium. Moreover, Alexander Calvert, Briana Cuoco, Jenn Lyon, Yuyu Kitamura, and Ruth Connell will also appear in the series in various roles as well.
Dead Boy Detectives is the last project coming from the pages of DC Comics to HBO Max. The streamer will produce a bevy of DC films and TV shows over the next few years. With Titans and Doom Patrol both getting renewed for fourth seasons, James Gunn’s DC series, Peacemaker, will premiere on HBO Max in January. Moreover, projects like Green Lantern, Constantine, and The Penguin are in various stages of development as well.
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