The first behind-the-scenes featurette for Netflix’s upcoming series adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s DC comic book Sweet Tooth has been released, featuring interviews by executive producers Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey along with Lemire and showrunner Jim Mickle. The Downeys confirmed that the Sweet Tooth series would be slightly different from the source material as it will have a bit of a lighter tone than the graphic novel’s darker and foreboding tone. The series will be available for streaming on June 4. Check out the video in the player below!
Described as a family-friendly storybook adventure, Sweet Tooth follows the story of Gus — part deer, part boy — who leaves his home in the forest to find the outside world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins a ragtag family of humans and animal-children hybrids like himself, searching for answers about this new world and the mystery behind his hybrid origins.
The hour-long series stars Christian Convery (Beautiful Boy, Playing With Fire) as Gus, Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones) as Tommy Jepperd, Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick) as Dr. Singh, and Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) as Gus’s father along with James Brolin (Amityville Horror, Westworld) as the voice of the narrator. Joining them are Aliza Vellani, Stefania LaVie Owen, Dania Ramirez, and Neil Sandilands,
“We wanted to make a show that offers escape and adventure, where nature is reclaiming the world and in many ways, it feels like a fairy tale,” co-showrunner and director Jim Mickle said in a statement. “Sweet Tooth is a new kind of dystopian story. It’s very lush and hopeful. We want people to come into this world where there’s beauty and hope and adventure. This is a sweeping story — we ride on trains, climb mountaintops, run through forests. This is a show about what makes a family, what home really means, and why it’s important to keep faith in humanity.”
Sweet Tooth is created and directed by Jim Mickle from a screenplay he co-wrote with Beth Schwartz (Arrow), who are both serving as showrunners. Executive producers are Mickle, Schwartz, Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, and Amanda Burrell, and Linda Moran, with Team Downey’s Evan Moore set as a producer.