Trailer drops for new series, set in a post-apocalyptic world, about a boy that’s half deer and half human; based on Jeff Lemire’s DC comic books and executive produced by Susan Downey & Robert Downey Jr., the story reminds viewers that family and humanity matter.
Coming June 4 to Netflix, Sweet Tooth is a new series, based on the DC comic books by Jeff Lemire, that follows the perilous journey of a hybrid deer boy across a post-apocalyptic world. The boy bonds with a wandering loner and together, they embark on an adventure through the lush, dangerous world left behind, searching for the meaning of home.
“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,” shared executive producer, writer, director & co-showrunner Jim Mickle. “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 the series has been in the making since 2016, and the comics existed even well before that, but I think everyone is going to relate to the show and this story even more than we even thought when we first started working on it,” explained executive producer, writer & co-showrunner Beth Schwartz. “When you watch Sweet Tooth, you feel hopeful about the future.”
The show is executive produced by Susan Downey, Robert Downey, Jr., Amanda Burrell, and Linda Moran. The cast includes Christian Convery (Gus); Nonso Anozie (Tommy Jepperd); Adeel Akhtar (Dr. Aditya Singh); Aliza Vellani (Rani Singh); Stefania LaVie Owen (Bear); Dania Ramirez (Aimee Eden); Neil Sandilands (General Abbot); with Will Forte (Father) and James Brolin (Narrator).
Sweet Tooth is based on the characters created by Jeff Lemire for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint.