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7 Best Shows Like ‘Dead Boy Detectives’ To Watch If You Love The Series

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The much-awaited return of the ghost detectives on the silver screen is finally available on Netflix, and the fans seem to love it. Based on the DC Comics characters of the same name by Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner, the Netflix series is created by Steve Yockey and it follows the story of two ghost detectives who decide not to ascent to their afterlives to stay on Earth and investigate the crimes involving the supernatural. Dead Boy Detectives exists in the same universe as Netflix’s hit DC fantasy drama series The Sandman, and while it is different from The Sandman in its story and visuals, the Dead Boy Detectives seem to be connecting with the fans. So, if you loved the charm and supernatural shenanigans in Dead Boy Detectives here are some similar shows you should check out next.

The Sandman (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)

The Sandman Official Synopsis
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The Sandman is a fantasy adventure drama series created by Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer, and Allan Heinberg. Based on a DC comic book of the same name by Gaiman, Sam Keith, and Mike Dringenberg, the Netflix series exists in the same universe as Dead Boy Detectives and it follows the story of Morpheus aka Dreams as he finally becomes free from his captors after 106 years only to learn that his kingdom is rapidly deteriorating. The Sandman stars Tom Sturridge in the lead role with Boyd Holbrook, Vivienne Acheampong, Patton Oswalt, David Thewlis, Jenna Coleman, Gwendoline Christie, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Ferdinand Kingsley, and Sandra James-Young starring in supporting roles.

Lockwood & Co. (Netflix)

Shows Like Lockwood and Co
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Lockwood & Co. is a supernatural fantasy adventure series created by Joe Cornish. Based on a series of young adult novels of the same name by Jonathan Stroud, the Netflix series is set in a world where spirits are terrorizing the city of London and it follows the story of a psychic girl who joins two teen boys at their ghost-hunting agency Lockwood & Co. to fight against the deadly spirits. Lockwood & Co. stars Ruby Stokes, Cameron Chapman, Ali Hadji-Heshmati, Paddy Holland, Jack Bandeira, Louise Brealey, Luke Treadaway, Morven Christie, and Rhianna Dorris starring in supporting roles.

Doom Patrol (Max & Prime Video Add-On)

Offbeat Superhero Shows Like Invincible
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Doom Patrol is a superhero fantasy adventure series created by Jeremy Carver. Based on a DC Comics superhero team of the same name by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani, the Max series follows the story of a group of physically and psychologically damaged misfits brought together by a scientist known as Chief. When Chief is kidnapped, the team must pull themselves together and save their leader. Doom Patrol stars Riley Shanahan, April Bowlby, Matt Bomer, Diane Guerrero, Brendan Fraser, Jovian Wade, Timothy Dalton, and Alan Tudyk starring in supporting roles.

The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself (Netflix)

Shows Like The Bastard Son and The Devil Himself
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The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself is a fantasy mystery adventure series created by Joe Barton. Based on a 2014 novel titled Half Bad by author Sally Green, the Netflix series follows the story of Nathan Byrne, the son of a very powerful and disgraced witch responsible for a brutal massacre as he tries to control his powers and find his place in the world that despises him. The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself stars Jay Lycurgo in the lead role with Nadia Parkes, Emilien Vekemans, Isobel Jesper Jones, Karen Connell, Paul Ready, Jeska Pike, and David Gyasi starring in supporting roles.

School Spirits (Netflix, Paramount+ & Prime Video Add-On)

Shows Like Dead Boy Detectives
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School Spirits is a supernatural mystery drama series created by Megan and Nate Trinrud. The Paramount+ series follows the story of Maddie, a teen girl stuck in the afterlife trying to figure out the mystery behind her sudden disappearance as she digs deeper she goes on a crime-solving spree while adjusting to her life in the high-school afterlife. School Spirits stars Peyton List in the lead role with Kritian Ventura, Milo Manheim, Spencer MacPherson, Sarah Yarkin, Maria Dizzia, and Nick Pugliese starring in supporting roles.

Wynonna Earp (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)

Supernatural Shows on Netflix
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Wynonna Earp is a fantasy western-adventure series created by Emily Andras. Based on a comic book miniseries of the same name by Beau Smith, it follows the titular character’s story as she returns to her hometown and discovers that she has to stop the souls of resurrected criminals so that they don’t destroy her hometown and the world. Wynonna Earp stars Melanie Scrofano in the lead role with Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson, Varun Saranga, and Michael Eklund starring in supporting roles.

Yu Yu Hakusho (Netflix)

Shows Like Dead Boy Detectives
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Yu Yu Hakusho is a Japanese supernatural action-adventure series created by Akira Morii and Kaata Sakamoto. Based on a manga series of the same name by Yoshihiro Togashi, the Netflix series follows the story of a high school boy named Yusuke Urameshi after he dies in an accident while trying to save a kid but he is given a second chance when a deity recruits him as a supernatural investigator to hunt down the bad spirits on the Earth. Yu Yu Hakusho stars Takumi Kitamura in the lead role with Shuhei Uesugi, Jun Shison, Kanata Hongō, Sei Shiraishi, and Kotone Furokawa starring in supporting roles.

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