Pilot based on the Vertigo comic Sweet Tooth ordered by Hulu
Hulu has ordered a pilot based on the Vertigo comic book Sweet Tooth, per a report from Deadline. The adaption comes from Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey’s production company Team Downey, along with Hap and Leonard co-creator Jim Mickle and Warner Bros. TV.
The comic book tells the story of Gus, a human/deer hybrid who leaves his home only to discover the world has been ravaged by disaster. Soon, he befriends other human/animal hybrids as they set out to understand what happened, only to reveal the vast conspiracy behind their very existence.
Jim Mickle will write the adaptation, as well as executive produce alongside Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burell, and Linda Moran. Team Downey will produce in association with Warner Bros. TV.
Sweet Tooth marks yet another Vertigo comic book title to make the transition to the small screen. iZombie is wrapping up after five seasons on The CW, Preacher just concluded its third season earlier this year on AMC, Lucifer is heading to Netflix after vocal fans saved it from cancellation, and The Survivor’s Club is also in the works at The CW.
It also marks another original scripted series for Hulu, adding to its roster that includes the dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale and raunchy comedy Difficult People.