Once you get a sweet tooth, it's hard to get rid of that craving. Back in 2018, we thought that Jeff Lemire's Vertigo story Sweet Tooth would be headed to Hulu. On the same day that we find out that's not happening, it's announced that Netflix has picked the series up. You then see a name like Robert Downey Jr. and that certainly gets your attention. He will be one of the executive producers on the project from Warner Bros. Television. That's not all that was revealed today.
We also know that the first season will consist of eight, hour long episodes. The cast includes 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 narrator. Jim Mickle (Hap and Leonard, In the Shadow of the Moon, Cold In July) and Beth Schwartz (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) will serve as co-showrunners, and will help write the series. Robert Downey Jr. is joined by fellow executive producers Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran.
Netflix describes the series as a "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 Vertigo comic book series spanned about 40 issue, with the final issue dropping in 2013. Jeff Lemire created and also provided art for the series. No release date or timetable was provided.
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