HBO Max has tons of exciting new DC content coming to the streaming platform, including Peacemaker in January, and two spin-offs of the upcoming film The Batman as well as a new Dead Boy Detectives series. The Dead Boy Detectives series has been in development for HBO Max before the characters were introduced in season 3 of Doom Patrol.
We here recently broke the news that the production is looking to recast the three lead characters that made an appearance in Doom Patrol: Edwin Paine, Charles Rowland, and Crystal Palace. Since that point, we continued looking for more information about this highly anticipated series and managed to find some exciting new details.
NEW CHARACTER DETAILS FOR HBO MAX’S DEAD BOY DETECTIVES
We at The Illuminerdi discovered new character descriptions for 4 more series regulars and a recurring guest star for Dead Boy Detectives.
Dead Boy Detectives is looking to cast a man, open ethnicity, in his late 20s to early 30s to play Thomas The Cat King. Thomas The Cat King is described as feline, a predator, and darkly fun, Thomas is the King of all cats, locally that is. Thomas enjoys sharing his tales of his exploits, and there are many. He may look rather young, but he’s been around for about seven centuries.
When Thomas doesn’t hold the appearance of a handsome man full of entitlement or holding court with his subjects he can be seen strutting around town as an attractive Siamese cat. Thomas is always happy to make a deal and he keeps his word, but Thomas isn’t one who should be trusted. Thomas the Cat King is listed as a 7/10 series regular.
Dead Boy Detectives is interested in Andrew Horton to play Thomas The Cat King.
Dead Boy Detectives is looking to cast a woman in her 30s, open ethnicity, to play Jenny Green. Jenny Green is kind, optimistic, and hilariously amateurish at love. A mildly punk butcher, who is nearly always seen blood spatter, Jenny has a hard-outer shell, but a good heart and an air of world won wisdom about her. Jenny has the scoop on everyone in Port Townsend and she becomes a true friend and confidant for Crystal. Jenny is forever optimistic and shockingly poor judge of character. Jenny Green is described as a series regular.
Dead Boy Detectives is looking to cast a Japanese actress 18 or older to play 17 years old to portray Niko Sasaki. Niko is described as smart, charming, and sincere. Niko has a slightly concerning obsession with falling in love. Niko has been a fan of the Japanese anime “Case Closed” since she was a young child and becomes immediately intent on joining the Dead Boy Detectives agency.
Niko is cheerful and energetic though she spends much of her time on her own. She has been in Port Townsend for three years attending boarding school, but she recently moved out of the dorms not liking the “vibes.” She now lives above Jenny’s Butcher Shop. Niko is described as a series regular.
Dead Boy Detectives is looking to cast a woman in her 40s-50s, open ethnicity, to play Esther Corvus. Esther is described as direct, with a ‘casual take what she wants’ mentality. A witch with a 1980s Stevie Nicks vibe. Esther is obsessed with youth and immortality and sees both Charles and Edwin as a possible means to her end. She may seem somewhat eccentric and odd, but there is an underlying threat to her. One of the Dead Boy Detective Agency’s main adversaries in Port Townsend. Esther Corvus is listed as a 7/10 series regular.
Dead Boy Detectives is looking to cast a POC actor 18 or older to play a 17-year-old Teenage Boy. The current host being possessed by the crafty demon David. David is scornful, crude, hostile, and loves raw fish. David stole Crystal’s memories, but they won’t be easy to retrieve. David sees Crystal as the one that got away and he’ll do every nasty thing to get her back. This particular host of David is listed as a recurring guest star.
Dead Boy Detectives seems to be rounding out their cast with some truly intriguing characters. The Dead Boy Detectives debuted in The Sandman #25 in 1991 and were created by writer Neil Gaiman as well as artists Matt Wagner and Malcolm Jones III. What strange and supernatural mysteries the intrepid detectives will investigate is still unknown, but it is sure to be a truly unique and entertaining adventure.
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