DC fans have something new to stream this weekend. Sweet Tooth, the latest DC Comics series adaptation, has released its first season on Netflix. The comic was originally published by DC’s Vertigo imprint and has been adapted for the small screen. Now, fans have the chance to see how that adaptation panned out. So far, the word is quite good.
Sweet Tooth comes from the mind of Jeff Lemire. Published in 2009, the book was met with widespread acclaim. 46 issues have made it to print in total. The show has had a long road to release. Hulu had initially handed out a pilot order for the series. But Netflix eventually stepped in once Hulu passed and handed out a series order.
Here is the Synopsis for Sweet Tooth.
“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.”
Sweet Tooth stars Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar, Aliza Vellani, Stefania LaVie Owen, Dania Ramirez and Neil Sandilands. Will Forte and James Brolin round out the ensemble.
The series has an impressive team behind the scenes. Most notably, Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr. counts himself as an executive producer. His Team Downey production company is behind the show. Jim Mickle, Beth Schwartz, Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran also serve as executive producers.
Sweet Tooth is now on Netflix!
Executive producers @RobertDowneyJr and Susan Downey — as well as the incredible cast and creators — have only 60 seconds to explain this fantastical new series to you. pic.twitter.com/pxv81d9drg
— Netflix (@netflix) June 4, 2021
As of this writing, the show is performing remarkably well with critics and audiences alike. It currently boasts an absolutely perfect 100 percent critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That is with 26 reviews counted. That audience rating sits at a near-perfect 95 percent. Needless to say, it’s off to a great start.
Sweet Tooth season 1 is streaming now on Netflix.
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