Netflix gave us our first taste of their upcoming Sweet Tooth series today, shedding some light on what we can expect from the dystopian sci-fi adventure. Based on the Jeff Lemire comic of the same name, Sweet Tooth was originally published by Vertigo and ran for forty issues from 2009 through 2013. (A sequel miniseries published under DC Black Label, Sweet Tooth: The Return, recently concluded its six-issue run and will eventually be available as a collected edition as well.)
Set in a world where a virus wipes out most of humanity at the same time an unexplained wave of human/animal hybrid children begin emerging, the story largely focuses on one of these hybrids—a deer-boy named Gus—and his relationship with a grizzled former hockey player named Jepperd as they attempt to find a rumored sanctuary for hybrid children. The search takes them across a dangerously transformed rural America as they must battle and escape gangs of thieves and mercenaries, along with an insidious group of former soldiers determined to unlock the cure for the virus by killing and studying hybrids like Gus.
The series stars Christian Convery and Nonso Anozie as Gus and Jepperd respectively and is executive produced by none other than Robert Downey, Jr. along with Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran.
Along with an enticing teaser trailer, Netflix also released a series of initial photos, which give us our first look at some of the story’s key characters (we see you, Dr. Singh!) while in some cases doubling as a live action recreation of Lemire’s highly stylized art. We think they look amazing, but don’t take our word for it. Check out the photos and decide for yourself!
So, what do you think? Have you read Sweet Tooth? Are you going to be checking out the show? Let us know your thoughts on the teaser, photos and the comic over in the DC Community!