Friday, June 4, 2021, Netflix will debut Sweet Tooth, based on the Vertigo comic book by Canadian writer Jeff Lemire. The TV series is being produced by Susan Downey (Ghost Ship, HBO’s Perry Mason, Dolittle) and her husband Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man in the MCU, Sherlock Holmes, and Dr. John Dolittle).
Take a peek at this trailer.
So, now that you’ve seen it, what do you think? Sweet Tooth is described as a post-apocalyptic fairy tale. As in DC’s graphic novel Me and Joe Priest, an apocalypse has led to fertility problems. In Sweet Tooth, no one is sure which came first, the Virus or the Hybrids. Whether the Hybrids are the cause of the Virus or the result of it, children are being born who appear to be part human, part animal.
One such child is Gus, nicknamed Sweet Tooth, who looks like Imogene from David Small’s Imogene’s Antlers. Given that in Hollywood, humans always hate and fear that which is different, there are some folks who don’t feel kindly inclined to Hybrids. Gus and his father live in the forest, avoiding such people. After his father’s death, Gus acquires a new protector, Tommy Jeppard. After that, well, that would be telling.
Gus is played by Christian Convery (Squeaky in Descendants 3, Joey in Venom, Eric in Aliens Ate My Homework) British actor Nonso Anozie (the captain of the Guard in Disney’s Cinderella, Xaro Xhoan Daxos in Game of Thrones, Artus in Conan the Barbarian), plays Jeppard. Robert and Susan Downey are producing. The show was adapted for television by Jim Mickle (writer/director of Mulberry Street, writer of We Are What We Are) and Beth Schwartz (writer/producer of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow).
Sweet Tooth arrives on Netflix this June 4, 2021.
Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions, Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.