Fans of the unique and eerie Sweet Tooth comic book from Jeff Lemire can look forward to the live-action Netflix series hitting the small screen later this year.
Lemire this week announced in his newsletter, according to screenrant.com, that production in New Zealand has wrapped on the eight-episode miniseries, and that it is slated for a premiere on Netflix later this year.
The adaptation, based on the DC Comics/Vertigo title that ran from 2009-2013, will follow Gus–a part-boy, part-deer hybrid–who leaves his home in the forest “to find the outside world ravaged by a cataclysmic event.” Gus then joins a “ragtag family of humans and animal/children hybrids in search of answers about this new world.”
The cast includes Christian Convery as Gus, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar, Dania Ramirez and Will Forte, with James Brolin serving as the narrator.
Jim Mickle is the show’s director and co-writer–along with Beth Schwartz–with both acting as executive producers. The producers include Robert Downey Jr. (of Marvel/Iron Man fame, of course), his wife Susan, Amanda Burrell, Evan Moore and Linda Moran.
Lemire was reticent to say too much about specific plot details, but acknowledged that he was on set for the filming of the pilot, which “came out amazingly well,” he said. “It’s super-faithful to the comic, and I can’t wait for the show to launch.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for future details–including an exact debut date–for Sweet Tooth on Netflix.