Sweet Tooth is a comic book from Jeff Lemire and its published by Vertigo.
It’s a… post-pandemic story.
After being raised in isolation, Gus, a boy born as what seems to be a deer-hybrid, has to survive in the apocalyptic American landscape.
The Netflix adaptation launches on June the 4th and we’ll get all 8 episodes at once.
Executive Producer, Writer , Director & Co-Showrunner Jim Mickle told press;
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.”
That message of hope was also highlighted by another Executive Producer. Writer & Co-showrunner Beth Schwartz noted;
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. When you watch Sweet Tooth, you feel hopeful about the future.
There are quite a few exec producers on the show, and Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey are among them.
Netflix describes the show;
Ten years ago ‘The Great Crumble’ wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery) unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers— about Gus’ origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home. But their story is full of unexpected allies and enemies, and Gus quickly learns the lush, dangerous world outside the forest is more complex than he ever could have imagined.
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