According to Variety, HBO Max has already found the protagonists of ‘Dead Boy Detectives’, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic book of the same name. (“American Gods”).
The cast chosen were Jayden Rerri (‘The Cottage’) and Kassius Nelson (‘Spent Night in Soho’) and newcomer George Rexstrew.
Rexstrew will bring Edwin Paine to life, while Rex and Nelson will play Charles Rowland and Crystal Palace respectively.
Rerri, Nelson and Rexstrew
For those who don’t know, the plot follows the ghosts of teenage boys Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine, who were murdered and chose to flee the afterlife to stay on Earth as supernatural crime investigators.
They were first introduced in the “Sandman” comic book series and later acquired their own comic book under DC Comics’ label Vertigo.
In addition to the trio, the series will also star Alexander Calvert (“Supernatural”) as Thomas, the king of cats; Briana Cuoco (‘The Flight Attendant’) as Jenny, friend and confidante of Crystal Palace; Jenn Lyon (“Justified”) as Esther, a witch obsessed with eternal youth; Yuyu Kitamura (“mother tongue”) as Niko, a student who wishes to join the ghost detectives; and Ruth Connell (“Supernatural”) as the Night Nurse, a demonic entity who guides the flow of souls into the afterlife.
The screenplay for the adaptation is being written by Steve Yockey (“The Flight Attendant”), who will also be one of the executive producers, along with Greg Berlanti (“Supergirl”) and Jeremy Carver (“Destiny Patrol”).
The forecast is that filming will begin later this year, but the director has yet to be hired.
As the project is still in its early stages, updates are expected to be released soon.
Remember that the characters Roland and Payne appear in the third season of “Destiny’s Patrol”, played by Ty Tennant and Sebastian Croft. While Palace is inhabited by Madalyn Horcher
However, it looks like the two attractions will not be connected.
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