‘Sweet Tooth’ Trailer: Jim Mickle’s Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Series Hits Netflix In June

A boy who looks like a deer, a brutal wanderer, and a road trip through a post-apocalyptic world. All of these things make what Netflix hopes will be their big breakout series. Don’t let the title Sweet Tooth fool you, Jim Mickle’s adaptation of the acclaimed comic isn’t for the kiddies.

The series stars Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar, Aliza Vellani, Stefania LaVie Owen, Dania Ramirez, Neil Sandilands, Will Forte, and James Brolin. Mickle is best known for his seedy crime thriller Cold in July, the horror We Are What We Are, the series Hap & Leonard. Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan are on board as producers, putting some serious muscle behind this one. Look, there’s a reason the Downeys didn’t take this to Disney when you know they could have.

Sweet Tooth hits Netflix on June 4th.

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.


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