Warner Bros announced Dead Boy Detectives two years ago, around the same time the characters that it’s about appeared on an episode of Doom Patrol. That led everyone to believe we were getting a Doom Patrol spinoff, and given that series just ran its own bittersweet ending, it really would’ve been welcome! But the truth is, the Dead Boy Detectives are technically part of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman universe and were always intended to be a spinoff of THAT show, which is on Netflix.
Sandman fans can now breathe because the hit comics adaptation got renewed for a second season. When a Show costs 100 Million dollar per season, Fans usually worry for its survival. Jupiter’s Legacy,Resident Evil and Cowboy Bebop are some examples. It doesn’t matter if the ratings are decent because high budget shows have higher expectations and decent is not enough.
When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? Not the Ghostbusters….the Ghosts. It might sound counterintuitive, but the Dead Boy Detectives have the experience to solve any supernatural mystery. After all, they’ve been there.
Just the other day we were observing that, as it was leaving this world, DC’s Vertigo brand had multiple projects in Hollywood based on its properties, but unusually NONE based on its biggest breakout hit, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. There were even shows based on other Gaiman books, but nothing about his most iconic series. We’re not sure why this has been the case until now, but we’re proud to confirm the error has been corrected.
Last October, author JF Garrard was raising funds for The Undead Sorceress, a multicultural urban fantasy novel — and the first book of a series called The International House of Vampires — on Kickstarter. She ultimately met her goal and received over CAD$3,000 from a total of 69 backers.