Horror and fantasy will blend beautifully once again when Sweet Tooth returns for Season 2 on Netflix.
The series–based on Jeff Lemire’s DC/Vertigo comic book run from 2009-2013–proved to be such a fan favorite during its initial eight-episode season this summer that it was rewarded with a second eight-episode go-round, as reported by comicbook.com. No debut date for Season 2 was announced.
Netflix broke the news with a clever tweet–seen on this page–that showed an appropriately sweet-looking candy bar and a short (but also sweet) message–“Breaking news: Sweet Tooth has been renewed for Season 2! Congratulations to the cast and crew.”
BREAKING NEWS: @SweetTooth has been renewed for Season 2!
— Sweet Tooth Series (@SweetToothDrama) July 29, 2021
Returning writer/showrunner Jim Mickle said it has been “thrilling and heartwarming to experience how people have been falling in love with our deer-boy. We couldn’t be more excited to keep following Gus and his friends on their extraordinary journey.”
The storyline picks up after “the Great Crumble wreaked havoc on the world and led to the emergence of hybrids–babies born part human, part animal,” according to the synopsis. Many humans fear these hybrids and start hunting them.
One hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery) leaves his secluded forest and befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). The pair set out for answers, but Gus learns that the “lush, dangerous world outside the forest is more complex than he ever could have imagined.”
James Brolin acts as the narrator of the show, which also features Adeel Akhtar, Aliza Vellani, Stefania LaVie Owen, Dania Ramirez, Neil Sandilands and Will Forte.
The show–produced by Team Downey alongside Warner Bros. Television–has Robert Downey Jr. (of Iron Man and Avengers fame), Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran on board as executive producers.
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