The Sandman spinoff now shares a streamer with its parent series.

DC drama series Dead Boy Detectives is officially switching from HBO Max to Netflix The Hollywood Reporter. after the James Gunn and Peter Safran’s set as DCU executives, sources say the show has now lost its place among their plans for the future of the brand, which will see them create a series of interconnected shows that all fit into the larger universe. includes. HBO Max executives also made it easy for the series to move on, given that they won’t have any properties for sale until 2024, leaving Warner Bros. Television open to exploring a deal elsewhere.

The result is somewhat fitting given Netflix’s recent history. Last year, the streamer presented the first season of its adaptation Sandman, Neil Gaimans favorite comics Dead Boy Detectives turned from Gaiman co-wrote the spin-off Matt Wagner Creating a chilling horror tale about dead kids Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland who investigate supernatural crimes from the afterlife with the help of their living friend Crystal Palace with psychic abilities. Steve Yockey of Flight monitor fame is adapting the series as well as serving as showrunner Beth Schwartz. The series was produced by Warner Bros. and is a collaboration between Berlanti Productions Jeremy Carver, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechterand David Madden all produced under the latter banner.


Leader Dead Boy Detectives will be George Rexstrew, Jayden Revryand Cassius Nelson as Edwin, Charles and Crystal respectively Briana Cuoco, Alexander Calvert, Yuyu Kitamura, Jenn Lyonand, most recently, Lucas Gage rounding up all content. Especially, Ruth Connell is also on board and ready to resume the role of night nurse Doom Patrol.

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Dead Boy Detectives The latest DC series influenced by Gunn and Safran

After the arrival of Gunn and Safran, many DC series ended or were replaced after the company wanted to turn the page. This is especially true of any Berlanti-produced project. Besides Dead Boy DetectivesBerlanti was also behind the recent cancellations Doom Patrol and Titansand he was taken out Green light Gunn and Safran are expected to make an appearance in their reruns. Pennyworth was another recent victim A shakeup ending after three seasons on HBO Max.

Berlanti doesn’t have a role in the new DC movie at all, but that doesn’t mean he won’t continue to produce for the company, as he’s still under a big overall deal with Warner Bros. He is also attached as a producer of several serials. Since then, the company has dabbled in other platforms, the most popular of which is the Netflix series You. Drama starring Penn Badgley has far surpassed its lifetime and has quickly become one of the streamer’s most-watched and acclaimed series. Netflix Warner Bros. hopes to once again capitalize on his relationship with and land another winner with him Dead Boy Detectives.

Stay tuned to Collider for more Dead Boy Detectives After switching to Netflix.