Sweet Tooth Coming to Netflix

Will Forte and James Brolin attached to the Netflix adaptation of the Vertigo Comic Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire.

The characters and concepts firat appear in Sweet Tooth #1

From Hollywood Reporter

Sweet Tooth is getting the Netflix treatment.

The streamer on Tuesday handed out an eight-episode series order for the live-action drama series based on characters from DC imprint Vertigo’s Sweet Tooth and produced by Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey.

The series is described as broad in appeal, family friendly and following the storybook adventures 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 in search of answers about this new world and the mystery behind his hybrid origins.

Jim Mickle (Hap and Leonard) and Beth Schwartz (the DC Comics-inspired CW drama Arrow) are set to pen the script, exec produce and serve as co-showrunners. The former also will direct. Amanda Burrell of Team Downey and Linda Moran also will exec produce alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey. The company’s Evan Moore will produce the series, which hails from Warner Bros. TV. (Schwartz, who recently served as showrunner on the final season of Arrow, is under an overall deal with the studio.) Mickle wrote and directed the Team Downey-produced pilot that Hulu made a few years ago.

Christian Convery (Beautiful Boy), Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones), Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick) and Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) will star in the series, with James Brolin (Life in Pieces) attached to voice the show’s narrator.

4 thoughts on “Sweet Tooth Coming to Netflix”

  1. Dang it! I was super hype thinking this was sweet tooth from twisted metal. Instead all I see is that guy from fall out boy “we’re goin down down” music video.

  2. Excellent series, this is what got me into Jeff Lemire. Highly recommended if you haven’t read, it’s a great concept and really pulls at the heart strings. In my mind is right there with Black Hammer for Lemire’s best.

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