HBO Max’s upcoming supernatural DC collection Dead Boy Detectives has discovered a brand new solid member in Euphoria‘s Lukas Gage.
According to Variety, Gage — additionally identified for his roles in The White Lotus and Angelyne — will seem in Dead Boy Detectives in a recurring capability because the Cat King, who’s described as a “charming trickster and itinerant cat spirit, who takes keen interest in Edwin.” Gage replaces Alexander Calvert (Supernatural, Gen V) within the function.
At this time, it is unclear if the Cat King is a completely new character, or if he’s maybe related to the present DC comedian e book character Karl Kyle/The King of Cats, the long-forgotten brother of Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Created by Bill Finger and Lew Sayre Schwartz, The King of Cats first appeared in Batman #69, cover-dated February 1952. The character has been absent from the DC Universe for over 4 a long time, final showing in 1981’s Superman Family #211.
DC’s Dead Boy Detectives Is Coming to HBO Max
Created by Neil Gaiman, Matt Wagner and Malcolm Jones III, Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine — identified collectively because the Dead Boy Detectives — first appeared in 1991’s Sandman #25 as a part of the Season of Mists story arc. Charles and Edwin are the ghosts of two useless youngsters who determined to remain on Earth and change into paranormal detectives, somewhat than enter the afterlife. Following their debut in The Sandman, the Dead Boy Detectives continued to pop up all through DC’s now-defunct Vertigo Comics imprint.
In 2021, the third season of HBO Max’s Doom Patrol introduced the Dead Boy Detectives to live-action, with Sebastian Croft and Ty Tennant taking part in Charles and Edwin, respectively, and Madalyn Horcher taking part in their medium companion, Crystal Palace. That similar yr, HBO Max ordered a pilot for a Dead Boy Detectives collection, with Steve Yockey hooked up as showrunner.
This previous April, Dead Boy Detectives formally obtained a collection order at HBO Max. However, Croft, Tennant and Horcher will not be concerned within the challenge. Instead, the collection stars George Rexstrew as Edwin, Jayden Revri as Charles and Kassius Nelson as Crystal. That mentioned, Ruth Connell is hooked up to reprise her function as Night Nurse from Doom Patrol. Additional solid members for the brand new collection embody Briana Cuoco as Jenny the Butcher, Yuyu Kitamura as Niko and Jenn Lyon as Esther. This previous June, Beth Schwartz (Arrow, Sweet Tooth) boarded Dead Boy Detectives as co-showrunner.
“It’s a fresh take on a ghost story that explores loss, grief, and death through the lens of Edwin Payne (George Rexstrew) and Charles Rowland (Jayden Revri), two dead British teenagers, and their very alive friend, Crystal Palace (Kassius Nelson),” an official description for HBO Max’s Dead Boy Detectives reads. “So, it’s a lot like a vintage detective series — only darker and on acid.”