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DC Comics Adaptation Premieres Globally on Netflix This June


Sweet Tooth, a new series based on the DC comic book series by Jeff Lemire, will premiere globally on Netflix on June 4, 2021.

Sweet Tooth is a story that takes place ten years after “The Great Crumble,” an event that “wreaked havoc on the world and lead to the mysterious emergence of hybrids – babies born part human, part animal.”

You can watch the first teaser trailer and see the first looks images for Sweet Tooth below!

Humanity is unsure if these hybrids are the result or the cause of a widespread virus, which means many humans either fear and/or hunt them down.

Sweet Tooth follows the tale of a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus who befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd before going 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.”

This new series stars Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar, Aliza Vellani, Stefania LaVie Owen, Dania Ramirez, Neil Sandilands, Will Forte, and James Brolin. Sweet Tooth is executive produced by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey’s production company and is directed by Jim Mickle.

“We wanted to make a show that offers escape and adventure, where nature is reclaiming the world and in many ways it feels like a fairytale,” Mickle said. “SWEET TOOTH is a new kind of dystopian story, it’s very lush and hopeful. We want people to come into this world where there’s beauty and hope and adventure. This is a sweeping story — we ride on trains, climb mountaintops, run through forests. This is a show about what makes a family, what home really means, and why it’s important to keep faith in humanity.”

Sweet Tooth was part of Vertigo’s golden age of comics, and was an early showcase for Jeff Lemire and was billed as a combination of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Disney movies like Bambi.


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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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