Netflix’s ‘Dead Boy Detectives’ is Full of Spooky Queerness

Get ready to unravel mysteries with the afterlife’s finest in Netflix’s new show, Dead Boy Detectives. 

Premiering on April 25th, this series promises a rollercoaster ride of fun, whimsy, and a touch of the supernatural, all wrapped in a queer, quirky package of humor and fantastical horror. Based on the cherished comics by Neil Gaiman, the show comes to life under the creative helm of co-showrunners Steve Yockey and Beth Schwartz.



Dead Boy Detectives is a fantastical romp through a world where the paranormal is the new normal. At the heart of the show are Edwin Payne and Charles Rowland, the ghostly duo who form the backbone of the titular detective agency. Despite being dead, these boys have a zest for mystery-solving that is as lively as ever. Join them as they tackle cases that are as eerie as they are exhilarating!

Plus, see Lukas Gage as the seductive Cat King! 



Edwin (played by George Rexstrew) and Charles (portrayed by Jayden Revri) are not your typical detectives. They’re teenagers from different eras, united by their ghostly existence and a knack for solving supernatural conundrums. With the help of Crystal, a gifted clairvoyant, and her friend Niko, they dive into the mystical and murky waters of the afterlife’s unsolved mysteries.

Expect to be charmed by their camaraderie, cheeky banter, and unyielding courage as they face witches, demons, and even Death herself. The show weaves a tapestry of friendship, adventure, and the occasional spooky encounter, creating a world that is as endearing as it is otherworldly.


Today, Netflix unveiled the much-anticipated main trailer for Dead Boy Detectives, setting the stage for a series brimming with charm and chills. The trailer gives us a glimpse of the team in action, all set to a nostalgic rendition of My Chemical Romance’s “Welcome to the Black Parade.” It’s an anthem that perfectly captures the show’s blend of youthful vigor and a touch of the macabre.

So, mark your calendars for April 25th. The Dead Boy Detective Agency is sure to sweep you off your feet. Whether you’re a fan of Neil Gaiman, a lover of supernatural tales, or just in for some lighthearted spookiness, this show has something for everyone. 

It’s quirky, it’s queer, and it’s quintessentially fun – an adventure in the afterlife that you won’t want to miss!

Netflix’s ‘Dead Boy Detectives’ is Full of Spooky Queerness
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