Sweet Tooth Preview: Gus's Exploring Doesn't Make His Dad Too Happy

With only three days to go until Christian Convery's Gus begins his on-screen journey in Netflix's adaptation of Jeff Lemire's comic book series Sweet Tooth, viewers are getting another look at what they can expect courtesy of Convery's appearance on NYC's PIX 11 earlier today. Part deer, part boy, Gus 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 (including Nonso Anozie's Jepperd, who will become his protector, friend, and mentor) in search of answers about this new world and the mystery behind his hybrid origins. But before he begins his journey of personal discovery, Gus lived his life with his father (Will Forte)- who taught him everything he needed to know to survive. And in the following clip, we learn what one of those lessons was; don't go beyond the borders and don't let yourself be seen.

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Here's a look at Convery's interview on "The O List" as part of PIX 11's morning new line-up, where the actor discusses the Netflix series, a love for sweets, a passion for playing the guitar, and more:

Now here's a look back at the official trailer for Netflix's Sweet Tooth, beginning its journey on June 4:

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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In the following featurette, Lemire is joined by executive producers Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey to explain how the comic book made the journey from page to screen, what makes both the graphic novel and the adaptation so special, and how the series expands the universe beyond Lemire's pages:

Netflix's Sweet Tooth stars Christian Convery (Beautiful Boy), Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones), Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick), Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), Dania Ramirez (Tell Me a Story, Devious Maids), and Neil Sandilands (The Flash), and Stefania LaVie Owen (Messiah, Chance), with James Brolin (Avengers: Endgame) serving as the voice of the show's narrator. Mickle was also been tapped to direct, as he was for the Team Downey-produced Hulu pilot. Schwartz, Mickle, Downey Jr., and Downey executive produce alongside Team Downey's Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran. Evan Moore is set to produce the series, which hails from Warner Bros. TV.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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