Netflix Satisfies Unusual DC Cravings with ‘Sweet Tooth’

A curious adventure inspired by DC Comics will unfold on Netflix in Sweet Tooth, a new hour-long series (eight episodes) from Team Downey and Warner Bros. Television. Based on characters created for DC’s Vertigo imprint by Jeff Lemire, the series about animal-hybrid children journeying through a post-apocalyptic paradise is being developed by Jim Mickle, with Beth Schwartz as co-showrunner.

Sweet Tooth is the broad appeal, family-friendly, storybook adventure 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.

The series stars Christian Convery (Beautiful Boy, Tiger Rising, Playing With Fire), Nonso Anozie (The Laundromat, Zoo, Game of Thrones), Adeel Akhtar (Les Misérables [TV series], Victoria & Abdul, The Big Sick) and Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth, Saturday Night Live), with James Brolin (Life in Pieces, Amityville Horror, Westworld) as the voice of the narrator.

Jim Mickle (Hap and Leonard, In the Shadow of the Moon, Cold In July) is executive producer, writer, director and co-showrunner. Beth Schwartz (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), who is under an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, is executive producer, writer and co-showrunner.

Executive producers are Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell of Team Downey, and Linda Moran. Team Downey’s Evan Moore is series producer.

Robert Downey Jr. also shared the news across his social feeds:

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