Newcomer George Rexstrew has been cast to play Edwin Payne with “The Lodge” and “Fate: the Winx Saga” star Jayden Revri playing Charles Rowland. Their living partner in crime, Crystal Palace, is being played by relative newcomer Kassius Nelson. “Dead to Me” star Max Jenkins and Caitlin Reily of “Hacks,” “Loot,” and your TikTok For You Page have been cast as “foul-mouthed dandelion sprites” named Litty and Kingham, who are said to be “a rude annoyance to the Dead Boys,” per Variety. Additional casting includes Briana Cuoco as Jenny the Butcher, Ruth Connell as the Night Nurse (reprising her role from the “Dead Patrol” episode of “Doom Patrol”), Yuyu Kitamura as Niko, and Jenn Lyon as Esther. “The White Lotus” and “Euphoria” star Lukas Gage will play the recurring role of the Cat King, taking over from Alexander Calvert on “Doom Patrol.”
The pilot for “Dead Boy Detectives” was written by Steve Yockey (“The Flight Attendant”) who is also executive producing and co-showrunning with Beth Schwartz. Jeremy Carver also executive produces along with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Leigh London Redman of Berlanti Productions. Lee Toland Krieger (“The Age of Adaline”) directed and executive produced the pilot, with David Madden also executive producing the pilot. The show comes from Warner Bros. Television and is under Yockey, Carver, Berlanti Productions, and Krieger’s overall deals with the studio.