Two more actors have been added to the HBO Max series Dead Boy Detectiveswhich is based on the characters that Neil Gaiman created for DC Comics in the pages of The sand man number 25. Variety reports that Caitlin Reilly (hacks) and Max Jenkins (dead to me) were cast in the recurring roles of Litty and Kingham, who are “tiny coarse dandelion sprites. They are a gross annoyance to the Dead Boys.“
George Rexstrew, who is making his screen debut, and Jayden Revi of The cottage play the title characters in Dead Boy Detectives. The show’s third lead will be Kassius Nelson of Last night in Soho. One-hour episodes of the series will follow
the Dead Boy detectives – Charles Rowland (Revri) and Edwin Paine (Rexstrew) – who have decided not to enter the afterlife in order to stay on earth and investigate crimes involving the supernatural. They are joined by Crystal Palace (Nelson), a living psychic medium.
Also in the cast are Lukas Gage (Euphoria) as Thomas the Cat King, who can transform into a Siamese cat and is always happy to make a deal, but he shouldn’t be trusted; Briana Cuoco (The stewardesslisten)) as Jenny, portrayed as a slightly punk butcher and Crystal Palace confidante; Jenn Lyons (Justifiedlisten)) as Esther, described as a witch obsessed with youth and immortality; Yuyu Kitamura (Expats) as Niko, a boarder eager to join the Dead Boy Detectives agency who now lives above Jenny’s butcher shop; and Ruth Connell (For the love of George) who will play Night Nurse, a demon who controls the flow of souls in the afterlife.
Connell is a carryover from Doom Patrol, as she previously played Night Nurse on this show. But Charles, Edwin and Crystal were played by Sebastian Croft, Ty Tennant and Madalyn Horcher on Doom Patrol.
The driver for Dead Boy Detectives was written by Steve Yockey, who also serves as executive producer alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden of Jeremy Carver and Berlanti Productions. Yockey and Carver previously worked together on Supernatural. Yockey is currently co-showrunner on The stewardesswhile Carver is showrunner on Doom Patrol.
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