Sweet Tooth: Netflix orders DC series from Jim Mickle
Staff Reporter | On 12, May 2020Reading time: 1 mins
Netflix has given the green light to Sweet Tooth, a new series based on the DC characters created by Jeff Lemire.
Sweet Tooth tells the broad appeal, family-friendly, storybook adventure of Gus — part deer, part boy — who leaves his home in the forest to find the outside world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. 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 series hails from Team Downey and Warner Bros. Television, with Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell, and Linda Moran all exec-producing, alongside Jim Mickle (Hap and Leonard), who will serve as showrunner. Mickle developed the show with Beth Schwartz (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), who will also serve as executive producer and co-showrunner.
The eight-episode series stars Christian Convery (Beautiful Boy, Tiger Rising, Playing With Fire), Nonso Anozie (The Laundromat, Zoo, Game of Thrones), Adeel Akhtar (Les Misérables [TV series], Victoria & Abdul, The Big Sick) and Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth, Saturday Night Live), with James Brolin (Life in Pieces, Amityville Horror, Westworld) as the voice of the narrator.