Netflix Orders New DC Comics Adaptation Series, Sweet Tooth; Robert Downey Jr. as Producer

DC Vertigo’s Sweet Tooth TV adaptation now looks confident as the streaming giant, Netflix, on Monday announced the series pick-up to Sweet Tooth. Netflix has handed the production of the first season that will comprise eight episodes. Warner Bros. Television and Veteran actor Robert Downey Jr. will produce the post-apocalyptic series.

RDJ’s wife Susan Downey’s Team Downey will also produce the series alongside Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz. The series would be written and directed by Hap and Leonard co-creator Jim Mickle. Will Forte, Adeel Akhtar, Christian Convery, and Nonso Anozie will appear in the lead role with James Brolin, narrating the series based on DC Vertigo’s limited series.

The same cast and crew were previously appointed to create the series for Hulu on November 16, 2018. Hulu even gave the pilot order, but the series didn’t go forward there, and later it was moved to Netflix. The series will consist of eight one-hour long episodes in the streaming service.

The comic is basically Mad Max meets Bambi, in which the creatures living in the rural post-apocalyptic are the hybrid of humans and animals. The series was originally published in September 2009 by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. Sweet Tooth follows a story of a young boy—part, deer part human—named Gus, who loves his father but wants to escape his quiet life in deep woods.

He learns there is a world outside the woods but destroyed by a cataclysmic event. He joins another family of human-animal hybrids and sets on a journey and adventure to understand the new world with his new buddy, Jeppard.

Sweet Tooth isn’t the first TV adaption based on DC Vertigo. The previous adaptations were AMC’s Preacher, The CW’s iZombie, and Lucifer. These past shows were critically acclaimed, and Sweet Tooth is also expected to follow the same path as it consists of brilliant filmmakers.

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