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Dead Boy Detectives is a horror-comedy Netflix series based on the DC Comics characters of the same name. It is a spin-off of The Sandman and follows two young ghosts as they investigate supernatural crimes on Earth.





Season One
Ep# Title Airdate
01 "The Case of Crystal Palace" April 25, 2024
02 "The Case of Dandelion Shrine" April 25, 2024
03 "The Case of the Devlin House" April 25, 2024
04 "The Case of the Lighthouse Leapers" April 25, 2024
05 "The Case of Two Dead Dragons" April 25, 2024
06 "The Case of the Creeping Forest" April 25, 2024
07 "The Case of the Very Long Stairway" April 25, 2024
08 "The Case of the Hungry Snake" April 25, 2024


  • The series was originally developed by HBO Max in 2021 as an spin-off of Doom Patrol, but it was moved from HBO Max to Netflix a year later, with Neil Gaiman confirming the series would be set in the same universe as The Sandman. The series was moved due to being incompatible with James Gunn and Peter Safran's plans to have HBO Max's DC shows be set in the new DC Universe.[1][2][3][4]
  • Filming for the series began on November 7, 2022 in Canada, and concluded on April 5, 2023. The pilot episode was originally filmed between December 2021 and January 2022.[5][3][6]