‘Sweet Tooth’ Netflix Series Wraps, Will Air This Year

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.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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