Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for producer the series adaption of DC Vertigo’s comic series Sweet Tooth and it is produced by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey.
The story follows a hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery) and a nomadic loner named Tommy Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together they start on a wild and rocky adventure searching for the meaning of home.
The comic was created by Jeff Lemire.
“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 unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd. 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.”
Executive producer, writer, director, and co-showrunner Jim Mickle said:
“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.”
Executive producer, writer, and co-showrunner Beth Schwartz said:
“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.”
The series stars also star Adeel Akhtar (Les Misérables), Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), and James Brolin as the voice of the narrator.
Sweet Tooth will air on Netflix on Friday, June 4.