Jeff Lemire’s ‘Sweet Tooth’ Comes To Netflix

by Joel Taylor
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Everyone has their own ‘sweet tooth’,  that craving for or fondness for sweet food or something fun and desirable.   Even DC  Comics has its very own ‘Sweet Tooth.  And now on June 4,2021 , Sweet Tooth Comes To Netflix!

After getting a pilot production order at Hulu in late 2018, the adaptation of DC Vertigo comic Sweet Tooth is no longer moving forward at the Disney-owned streaming platform.  But Netflix has picked up the one-hour drama from Team Downey, the production company founded by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Starring Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar and Will Forte, Sweet Tooth is a coming-of-age tale of Gus, a part boy, part deer who leaves home amid a cataclysmic world event, then joins “a ragtag family of humans and animal-children hybrids like himself in search of answers about this new world and the mystery behind his hybrid origins.” James Brolin has been cast as the voice of the narrator.

Netflix describes the series as a “broad appeal, family-friendly, storybook adventure.”  The series is based on characters created  by Jeff Lemire.

Jim Mickle ( Hap and Leonard, In the Shadow of the Moon, and Cold In July ) and Beth Schwartz (of Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow ) will serve as co-showrunners, writers and executive producers of the eight-episode series.  Mickel will also direct. Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr.( Iron Man, Dolittle) , Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell will executive produce alongside Linda Moran( In the Shadow of the Moon) .  Team Downey’s Evan Moore will serve as producer.

After watching the trailer, I realized DC Comics doesn’t only bring out the hero in us but it taps that enchanting childhood we once loved long ago.   Sweet Tooth‘ Comes To NetFlix;  ask yourself, what is your ‘sweet tooth’?

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