HBO Max has ordered the pilot episode of a new series titled Dead Boy Detectives, based on DC Comics characters created by Neil Gaiman, from the creator of The Flight Attendant, Steve Yockey, and by the creator of Doom Patrol, Jeremy Carver.
The story behind Dead Boy Detectives
Written by Yockey, as reported by Variety the series “It will follow the detectives Dead Boy – Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine – who, after their death, decided not to enter the afterlife to stay on earth and investigate crimes involving the supernatural.”
The two boys will in fact form an investigative agency for the resolution of crimes involving supernatural elements, after their first appearance in issue 25 of The Sandman, in 1991. It will all follow an imprint that is actually a macabre interpretation of two genres of British children’s fiction: school literatures and teen detective stories.
Yockey will executive produce the series with Carver. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden will executive produce through Berlanti Productions. Warner Bros Television is the studio behind the project.
With all these big names it seems unlikely that the show, after filming the pilot episode, will be scrapped by HBO; but we live in strange times and… you never know.