Dead Boy Detectives

Dead Boy Detectives – Season 1 episode rundown

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With the show launching soon, Netflix have revealed episode titles and synopses for Dead Boy Detectives.

Set in The Sandman universe, Dead Boy Detectives is based on characters created for DC by Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner. It follows two deceased teenage sleuths as they track down the world’s most elusive ghosts and demons.

Edwin Payne (George Rexstrew) is the brains of the operation after surviving 70 years in hell, taking fastidious notes and keeping an extensive library. Charles Rowland (Jayden Revri) provides “the brawns”, choosing to stay behind with Edwin rather than following Death into the afterlife in 1989.

The show also stars Kassius Nelson as Crystal Palace, and Niko Sasaki as Yuyu Kitamura. Crystal is a psychic medium, while her friend Niko provides detective skills learned from watching Scooby-Doo and anime.

Plus, as the trailer shows. we can expect an appearance from Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) herself.

Here’s the Dead Boy Detectives episode guide…

Episode 1: The Case of Crystal Palace

After coming to the aid of a teen medium with a demonic dilemma, Edwin and Charles head to America to find a missing girl with an unexpected ally.

Episode 2: The Case of the Dandelion Shrine

Trapped in a sleepy Washington town, the detectives take on a local case: helping Crystal’s quirky housemate Niko get rid of her paranormal parasites.

Episode 3: The Case of the Devlin House

The group tries to free a family of spirits from a nightmarish loop inside a haunted house, but it triggers an extreme case of déjà vu for one detective.

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Episode 4: The Case of the Lighthouse Leapers

The gang looks into a disturbing trend of deaths at a lighthouse. Crystal hears a distinct voice while piecing together clues about the seaside mystery.

Episode 5: The Case of the Two Dead Dragons

While Crystal, Edwin, and Charles investigate the tragic murders of two popular jocks, Niko sets up Jenny (Briana Cuoco) and her secret admirers on a butcher shop date.

Episode 6: The Case of the Creeping Forest

A crisis forces Crystal to improvise on the job as Monty (Joshua Colley) recruits the boys to locate his missing friend — but the eerie case isn’t what it seems.

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Dead Boy Detectives (c) Netflix

Episode 7: The Case of the Very Long Stairway

When Edwin gets caught in a frightening situation, Charles relies on his best mate’s meticulous notes to find him. A determined Crystal confronts her ex.

Episode 8: The Case of the Hungry Snake

Crystal reckons with the past after memories come rushing back. With Esther’s (Jenn Lyon) evil scheme underway, the group is forced to face their deadliest foe yet.

The series was developed for television by Steve Yockey (The Flight Attendant), who serves as co-showrunner alongside Beth Schwartz.

Watch the first five minutes

For more on Dead Boy Detectives, there’s a Netflix Tudum piece up, with links to the stars social media accounts.

Plus, you can sample the intense first five minutes of the show here. Oh, and meet the Cat King (Lukas Gage) too.

Dead Boy Detectives lands at Netflix on April 25th, 2024.