Sweet Tooth: Netflix, Downey Nab Rights to Lemire's Award-Winning Comic

Netflix has ordered Team Downey’s TV adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth to series.

The series will consist of eight hour-long episodes for the streaming giant. Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar and Will Forte are set to star in the drama series, with James Brolin serving as the series’ narrator.

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According to the series synopsis, the show follows “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.”

Robert Downey Jr. will executive produce the drama alongside his wife Susan and Amanda Burrell through their Team Downey banner. In the Shadow of the Moon director Jim Mickle and Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz are also attached as executive producers. Mickle will direct the series, while sharing co-writing duties with Schwartz. Linda Moran and Evan Moore will produce. Team Downey and Warner Bros. Television will oversee production.

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Prior to its television adaptation, the post-apocalyptic comic ran for 40 issues from 2009 to 2013 and won Lemire the Schuster Award. Hulu originally held the rights to the series in 2018, but that appears to have fallen through.

Directed and co-written by Jim Mickle, Sweet Tooth stars Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar and Will Forte and James Brolin. No release date has been announced.

via Deadline

A TV adaptation of Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth, as produced by Robert Downey Jr.'s Team Downey, has been ordered to series at Netflix.

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