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DC TV Series 'Dead Boy Detective' Moves From HBO Max to Netflix (Exclusive)

Dead Boy Detectives is moving platforms.

This DC TV series based on the Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner comics has been released from HBO Max For sale, the streamer was developed by Warner Bros. Discovery Channel and supported by Warner Bros. Discovery Channel Netflix . Producer Warner Bros. Television bought the show after sources said it didn’t fit new content from DC execs James Gunn and Peter Safran. Building for a comic book powerhouse. The plan includes five interrelated shows that will simulcast with Peacemaker on HBO Max. Another contributing factor to the show’s move between platforms is the fact that HBO Max couldn’t market the show until , the streamer’s execs blessed the producers with accepting the show elsewhere.

Representatives for Netflix, Warners and Berlanti did not immediately respond to The Hollywood Reporter‘s request for comment.

Dead Boy Detectives Joining PartnersGreg Berlanti Produced TV series You After Netflix — prolific producer built on rich overall deal — after Warners failed to land on basic cable network Lifetime Purchased the latter after achieving success. You is now listed as one of Netflix’s most popular original scripts.

The Flight Attendant by Steve Yockey from the comics Dead Boy Detectives and with Beth Schwartz (Arrow) co-hosts the series for Warner Bros. and Berlanti Productions. George Rexstrew and Jayden Revri play dead British teenagers Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland in the series, described as “a fresh take on ghost stories that explores loss, grief and death through the lens of Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland… …Crystal Palace, friend. It’s a lot like the old detective series—only darker and more acid.” Kassius Nelson (Last Night in Soho) as Crystal, with Briana Cuoco , Ruth Connell (who reprises her role as Night Nurse in HBO Max since the cancellation of Doom Patrol ), Yuyu Kitamura and Jenn Lyon complete the cast.

Yockey, Doom Patrol Jeremy Carver, Schwartz, Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, partner of Berlanti Productions and TV Leigh London for banner Redman executive producer. Lee Toland Krieger directed the pilot episode.

Gunn and Safran recently unveiled their planned “Chapter 1” to better integrate DC’s film and television universes into a model that is compatible with the one established by Berlanti Models echo The CW’s line of DC heroes including Green Arrow, The Flash, Superman and Lois and several others. DC’s slate includes five feature films and five HBO Max series. The latter includes a spin-off of Gunn’s Peacemaker series revolving around EGOT winner Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller. Coincidentally, the series will be written by Carver.

Dead Boy Detectives is the latest DC series influenced by the addition of Gunn and Safran to the comics. HBO Max has canceled the DC series Pennyworth along with Berlanti’s Doom Patrol and Titans. Berlanti recently signed a nine-figure total contract extension with Warner, and he’s not expected to play a role in anything involving the new DC in the future. He’s no longer attached to his long-running Green Lantern TV show, which Gunn and Safran are revisiting with more earth-bound content than a big-budget space story Berlanti has been working for many years.

In addition to Dead Boy Detectives, Berlanti continues to executive produce The CW’s Superman & Lois and the web Gotham Knights series bows in March.

Dead Boy Detectives The move by Dead Boy Detectives speaks volumes for the Channing Dungey-led Warner Bros. TV effort that continues to sell shows to third-party buyers The importance of the room as it remains the number one priority for arms dealer WBD.



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