Netflix has a genuine Sweet Tooth: The banner has grabbed a collection 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 program’s cast includes Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) as well as James Brolin (Life in Pieces) as the voice of the storyteller.
The eight-episode Sweet Tooth is called “the broad appeal, family-friendly, unreal adventure of Gus (Pup Academy and Legion‘s Christian Convery)– part deer, part young boy– that leaves his home in the woodland to find the outdoors ruined by a catastrophic event,” per the official run-through. “He joins a ragtag family of humans and also animal-children crossbreeds like himself looking for solutions about this new globe and the enigma behind his hybrid beginnings.” The ensemble likewise includes Nonso Anozie (Zoo) as well as Adeel Akhtar (Ghosted).
Jim Mickle (Hap as well as Leonard)will function as EP/writer/director/ co-showrunner together with Schwartz. The task 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 additionally 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 author, but failed to rack up a series pickup.