Sweet Tooth, a DC Comic created by Jeff Lemire and originally printed under their Vertigo imprint, is coming to Netflix! The television series adaptation, produced by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, will be released on Netflix on June 4th. It looks incredible. The world, the hybrids, the cast, the style in general, all look to set up a new, bingeable adventure.
Set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, Sweet Tooth tells the story of, well, Gus. He’s one of many hybrid children who were born with animal-like features after a disease began wiping out mankind (too soon?). He sets out into the strange new world looking for answers about others like himself.
When the comic first came out, I didn’t miss an issue. The world, created by Lemire, felt like no other. While the show takes some tonal and story liberties (cause, ya know, adaptation), it still evokes the same feeling of experiencing something truly different. The footage we’ve seen so far, from the trailer and teaser, looks equal parts whimsical, majestic, and hopeful. It feels like it’s welcoming you into a new world to explore, placing you firmly in Sweet Tooth’s shoes.
There’s also something to be said for the scope of this show. We’ve only been given a taste, but already it looks grand as can be. Big set pieces and fantastic SFX are on display in some truly exciting ways. The hybrids specifically look like you could reach out and touch their antlers.
To top it all off, there’s an extra tease at the end of the episode! A discarded TV displays the website meetsweettooth.com, and if you go there you can snag a spot for the virtual premiere on June 2nd. As of this writing, there are still spots, but I don’t expect them to last.
Sweet Tooth is on its way and I am as psyched as can be.
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