Netflix has a real Sweet Tooth: The streamer has picked up a series based on the half-boy, half-deer character created by Jeff Lemire for DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, with Beth Schwartz (Arrow) on board as executive producer/writer/co-showrunner. The show’s cast includes Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) and James Brolin (Life in Pieces) as the voice of the narrator.
The eight-episode Sweet Tooth is described as “the broad appeal, family-friendly, storybook adventure of Gus (Pup Academy and Legion‘s Christian Convery) — part deer, part boy — who leaves his home in the forest to find the outside world ravaged by a cataclysmic event,” per the official synopsis. “He joins a ragtag family of humans and animal-children hybrids like himself in search of answers about this new world and the mystery behind his hybrid origins.” The ensemble also features Nonso Anozie (Zoo) and Adeel Akhtar (Ghosted).
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Jim Mickle (Hap and Leonard) will serve as EP/writer/director/co-showrunner alongside Schwartz. The project hails from Warner Bros. Television and Team Downey, with the latter’s Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell exec-producing. Linda Moran is also set as an EP, while Team Downey’s Evan Moore is a producer.
Sweet Tooth previously received a pilot order at Hulu in November 2018, with Mickle as its sole writer, but failed to score a series pickup.
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