Based on the cult favorite Vertigo/DC Comics with the same name, we get our first look at the Netflix adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth.
Sweet Tooth tells the story of Gus (Christian Convery), a deer-boy, as he makes his way through a world ravaged by a viral outbreak known as the “Great Crumble.”
According to writer/director Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are, TV’s Hap and Leonard), “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 fairytale.”
“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.”
Produced by Robert Downey, Jr. and Susan Downey, the show costars Adeel Akhtar (Murdered by My Father), Aliza Vellani (Upload), Stefania LaVie Owen (Krampus), Dania Ramirez (Once Upon a Time), Neil Sandilands (The Flash), with Will Forte (MacGruber) and James Brolin as the show’s narrator.
Sweet Tooth premieres on Netflix on June 4.