Dead Boy Detectives: The HBO Max series adds Caitlin Reilly, Max Jenkins as foul-mouthed sprites

Two more cast members have been added to the HBO Max series Dead Boy Detectiveswhich is based on grades Neil Gaiman created for DC Comics in the pages of The Sandman issue #25. Variety reports that Caitlin Reilly (Hacks) and Max Jenkins (Death to me) have been cast in the recurring roles of Litty and Kingham, who are “tiny dandelion sprites with bad mouths. They are a rude annoyance to the Dead Boys.

George Rexstrew, who made his screen debut, and Jayden Revri from The lodge play the title characters Dead Boy Detectives. The third lead role in the show will be Kassius Nelson Last night in Soho. The hour-long episodes of the series follow

The Dead Boy detectives – Charles Rowland (Revri) and Edwin Paine (Rexstrew) – who 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 is Lukas Gage (Euphoria) as Thomas the Cat King, who can transform into a Siamese cat and is always happy to make a deal, but not to be trusted; Briana Cuoco (The flight attendant) as Jenny, described as a mildly punk butcher and a confidant of Crystal Palace; Jenn Lyon (Justified) as Esther, described as a witch possessed of youth and immortality; Yuyu Kitamura (The foreigners) as Niko, a boarding school student intent on joining the Dead Boy Detectives agency, now living above Jenny’s butcher shop; and Ruth Connell (For the love of George), who will play the Night Nurse, a demon who controls the flow of souls in the afterlife.

Connell is a transfer from Doom Patrol, as she previously played the Night Nurse on that show. But Charles, Edwin and Crystal were played by Sebastian Croft, Ty Tennant and Madalyn Horcher Doom Patrol.

The pilot to Dead Boy Detectives was written by Steve Yockey, who also serves as executive producer along with Jeremy Carver and Berlanti Productions’ Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden. Yockey and Carver previously worked together on Supernatural. Yockey currently serves as co-showrunner on The flight attendantwhile Carver is showrunner on Doom Patrol.

Are you looking forward to Dead Boy Detectives? Are you excited to hear that Caitlin Reilly and Max Jenkins have been cast as Litty and Kingham? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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