Darby and the Dead: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

Darby and the Dead is an upcoming supernatural teen comedy film that revolves around the titular teenager who can see and speak to the dead.

Release Date

‘Darby and the Dead’ is to premiere on December 2, 2022, on Hulu.

Cast and creators

  • Riele Downs as Darby Harper
  • Auliʻi Cravalho as Capri
  • Chosen Jacobs
  • Derek Luke
  • Genneya Walton
  • Tony Danza
  • Wayne Knight as Mel
  • Nicole Maines
  • Asher Angel

Directed by Silas Howard and written by Wenonah Wilms and Becca Greene.

Official synopsis

“After suffering a near-death experience as a young girl, Darby Harper (Downs) gains the ability to see dead people. As a result, she becomes introverted and shut off from her high school peers and prefers to spend time counseling lonely spirits who have unfinished business on earth.

But all that changes when Capri (Cravalho), the Queen Bee of the school’s most exclusive clique, unexpectedly dies in a freak hair straightening accident, resulting in the obvious cancellation of her upcoming “Sweet 17.” Capri, however, pleads with Darby from the other side to intervene and convince Capri’s friends to proceed with the party as planned.

In order to appease the wrath of the undead diva, Darby must emerge from her self-imposed exile and reinvent herself — which along the way allows her to find new joy back in the land of the living.”

Other details

Darby Harper Wants You to Know was supposed to be the original title of the film.


The trailer of ‘Darby and the Dead’ begins with the introduction of the main characters – Darby and Capri. Darby’s supernatural power is revealed in the first 20 seconds of the trailer. The storyline of the movie is almost given away in the trailer itself.

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