I’m ready for a little sweetness
Comic books keep pulling Robert Downey, Jr back to the geek universe! He’s now ‘behind’ the camera as he and Susan Downey are producers of the upcoming eight-episode Netflix series Sweet Tooth based on Jeff Lemire’s Vertigo comic book (of the same name). The new series will premier June 6th but we get a bit of a teaser with Netflix Screen featurette with Jeff Lemire, Robert Downey, Jr, Susan Downey, Jim Mickle, Beth Schwartz, and “Sweet Tooth” stars Christian Convery and Nonso Anozie discuss bringing the comic book to life!
Series Launch Date: June 4
Executive Producer / Writer / Director / Co-Showrunner: Jim Mickle
Executive Producer / Writer / Co-Showrunner: Beth Schwartz
Executive Producers: Susan Downey, Robert Downey, Jr., Amanda Burrell, Linda Moran
Based on the characters created by Jeff Lemire for Vertigo
Cast: Christian Convery (Gus), Nonso Anozie (Tommy Jepperd), Adeel Akhtar (Dr. Aditya Singh), Aliza Vellani (Rani Singh), Stefania LaVie Owen (Bear), Dania Ramirez (Aimee Eden), Neil Sandilands (General Abbot), with Will Forte (Father) and James Brolin (Narrator)
Ten years ago “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery) unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers— about Gus’ origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home. But their story is full of unexpected allies and enemies, and Gus quickly learns the lush, dangerous world outside the forest is more complex than he ever could have imagined. Based on the DC comic book series by Jeff Lemire, SWEET TOOTH is executive produced by Jim Mickle, Beth Schwartz, Robert Downey, Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell, and Linda Moran.