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Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

Sort of spun off from their short run on The Doom Patrol series on MAX, but now apparently a part of the "Sandman" Netflix Universe.


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re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

I wonder if they have a new origin story.

The events that led to their... predicament... hasn't happened in the Netflix Sandman series yet, and it appears this will air before season two of that series.
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re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

1st trailer




Edwin and Charles are best friends, ghosts… and the best detectives on the Mortal plane. They will do anything to stick together – including escaping evil witches, Hell and Death herself. With the help of a clairvoyant named Crystal and her friend Niko, they are able to crack some of the mortal realm’s most mystifying paranormal cases. Dead Boy Detectives is based on the beloved comic series from Neil Gaiman, and a new addition to The Sandman Universe for Netflix.



Premieres April 25th
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re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
I wonder if they have a new origin story.

The events that led to their... predicament... hasn't happened in the Netflix Sandman series yet, and it appears this will air before season two of that series.
I never finished S1 (although the episode at a pub across time has to be one of my top 10 episodes of tv), nor have I read the books. I saw the trailer said from the author, but does that mean they are Sandman canon?
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re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

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I never finished S1 (although the episode at a pub across time has to be one of my top 10 episodes of tv), nor have I read the books. I saw the trailer said from the author, but does that mean they are Sandman canon?
Yeah, it looks like it's going to be an in-universe spinoff with the Death cameo in the trailer.

In the comics the characters first appeared in a sort of fill-in issue/sidequest story in the "Season of Mists" story arc which will, presumably, be in Sandman season two. (It was set up in the tenth episode of season one with Lucifer's appearance and claim that he/she was going to do something to make God angry.)
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re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

This airs tonight 4/25
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re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

It's actually already up. All 8 episodes. It dropped at 3am.
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re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

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re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

Watched the first episode and enjoyed it a lot. Looking forward to continuing.

Pretty much brand new characters compared to the boys in Sandman/The Children's Crusade, which is perfectly fine with me. Seems the show is going to be its own thing. I'd probably prefer it if these characters didn't show up in the main Sandman series.
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re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

Netflix..The best place to find Great DC Shows
Lucifer, The Sandman, Dead Boy Detectives...

MAX..it's Max...
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re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

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Pretty much brand new characters compared to the boys in Sandman/The Children's Crusade, which is perfectly fine with me. Seems the show is going to be its own thing. I'd probably prefer it if these characters didn't show up in the main Sandman series.
I haven't watched this yet, but I would assume that they might put in at least a small appearance in season two of Sandman (presumably season two will cover "A Season of Mists") unless they've rewritten their origin.
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re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

So far Ep 1 was good.
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re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

That episode 1 was fantastic.

Episode 2 was a big step down. Enough that it felt like Ep1 was a pilot and Ep2 was made a year later.

Also not a fan of this overly dark photography. This doesn't work for a TV show, you might as well be shooting it slightly out of focus.

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re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

Finished the series over the weekend and loved it. There is no doubt this is within the Sandman Universe based on some confirmations given.

Pros:
-The show is well cast. Lotsa good chemistry here.
-My Man Michael Beech making another DC project appearance
-Loved the lore.
-The Sprites in the jar 🤣🤣 love them. They are assholes
-The Night Nurse
-Jenn Lyons playing "Esther" 😍😍😍 She is so good in this. Been a fan of her's since "Claws".

Cons:
-Only 8 eps
-Having all 8 eps dropped at once. There won't be much discussion for this show until it comes back.

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Re: Dead Boy Detectives (Netflix) -- set in The Sandman Universe -- 4/25/24

Only one episode in, but enjoyed it.

I liked the misdirection with the clowns.

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