Some extra saccharine news to report today: Netflix has renewed Sweet Tooth for the second season of apocalyptic adventures.
The series is a live-action adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s DC Comics series Sweet Tooth, which centers on a human/deer hybrid named Gus (also known as Sweet Tooth) who was shielded from the world by his dad after a dangerous pandemic killed countless humans. By one way or another, youngsters begin being born as animal hybrids—who are safe to the disease—and Gus at last sets out into a world he’s never known to discover what he’s been absent. As you’d anticipate, it’s not all sunshine and lollipops, as specific people fault the hybrids for the infection and hunt them for sport.
The series is produced by Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr., and its showrunners for season one were Jim Mickle and Beth (Schwartz won’t be returning for season two, in any case, as she has different projects in progress). Schwartz spoke to io9 about the show in June saying, “The thing for me originally was the question [of] if you could make an apocalyptic story that took you to a place that you wanted to go, or actually gave you a little bit of a sense of hope or optimism, which felt like a rarity and felt like a real opportunity with a character like Gus.”
Sweet Tooth transformed into a basic achievement yet wasn’t without controversy. Netflix marketing paid for an advertorial in the weekend edition of USA Today planned to the premiere on June 4. It went about as the front page in certain markets and highlighted photographs and a few tabloid-like stories about human-animal hybrids—in any event, considering them a “national security risk.” In the time of “fake news” and conspiracy theories run rampant, it felt amazingly silly. There was likewise a poorly-thought-out Netflix video surprising unsuspecting pedestrians with a similar hybrid. Also a few days after the fact Fox News broadcast an unrelated story about “opening the door for human chimeras.”
The series stars youthful Christian Convery, Game of Thrones’ Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar, Aliza Vellani, Stefania LaVie Owen, Dania Ramirez, Naledi Murray, Will Forte, Neil Sandilands, and is described by James Brolin. All season one episodes are streaming on Netflix and we’ll make certain to bring you more on the casting and production of season two as far as we might be concerned.
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