Netflix Satisfies Its ‘Sweet Tooth’ With Second Season

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.”

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.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Season 2 of 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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