It seems that the Dead Boy Detectives are going to have some work to do at HBO Max.
HBO Max has ordered an eight-episode first season of Dead Boy Detectives. Based on the characters created by Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner, the order follows up on the pilot that was ordered by the service in 2021.
According to Variety, the series is being described as a story that will explore loss, grief, and death.
Steve Yockey wrote the pilot, and will now serve as the showrunner as well as an executive producer. Jeremy Carver, and Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions serve as executive producers. Lee Toland Krieger directed the pilot and will also serve as an executive producer on the pilot alongside David Madden.
“I’ve been obsessed with this comic for a long time, so it’s a true passion project,” Yockey said. “And Jeremy, Berlanti Productions, DC, WBTV, HBO Max — they’re all encouraging me to run with every wild, bizarre, and unsettling choice. The result is going to be really dark fun.”
“We are excited to be expanding further into the DC Universe with Steve, Jeremy and the Berlanti team with this thrilling new spin on a detective series,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max. “We were fascinated by the world of the Dead Boy Detectives that Steve and Jeremy first introduced in Doom Patrol, and cannot wait to follow the supernatural sleuths in the lurid mysteries to come.”
No word as of yet as to when Dead Boy Detectives will debut.