The Netflix adaptation of DC Comics’ post-apocalyptic comic “Sweet Tooth” is set to premiere globally on June 4.
“Sweet Tooth” tells the story of a part-deer, part-human boy named Gus, played by Christian Convery, as he journeys across a world torn apart by “The Great Crumble” or the viral outbreak that caused the emergence of hybrids like Gus.
“Sweet Tooth has been my life for the past few years. On June 4th we finally get to share it with the world,” Jim Mickle, the show’s director, posted on Twitter.
The eight-episode series stars Nonso Anozie, who plays Tommy Jepperd, the wandering loner Gus befriends through his journey.
The hour-long episodes will also feature Adeel Akhtar, Stefania LaVie Owen, Dania Ramirez, Neil Sandilands, Will Fortel, and James Brolin.
Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey are the executive producers of the show.
“We heard there was this great graphic novel series and they just had this incredible emotional breadth of the storytelling,” Downey said in an interview with Netflix.
The show was revealed to have added characters and gave the show a lighter tone.
“The graphic novels were a little darker, a bit more foreboding,” Downey said.
Despite the changes, Susan Downey said the show would stick with the theme.
“We felt we could really hold on to the themes but make it a more enjoyable place. I just hope people have the experience that we get to have with our kids where we cuddle up on the couch and all watch it together,” she said.
The “Sweet Tooth” graphic novel was written by Jeff Lemire and was first published in 2009. Charlene Grace Lao