Last week, Christian Convery's Gus and Nonso Anozie's Jepperd began their journey as Netflix's adaptation of Jeff Lemire's comic book series Sweet Tooth officially premiered- and from the looks of things, the streaming service has another hit on its hands. But just because the series is already streaming doesn't mean it doesn't have a huge role to play in this week's Geeked Week- in fact, we're pretty sure fans will like what Netflix had to offer- especially considering the number of emotional gut-punches that the series hits viewers with.
While it might be a smidge too early for word of a second season (though we kept our fingers crossed), we did get a chance to check out Convery, Anozie, and the rest of the cast they fumble, stumble, and laugh their ways in and out of scenes. Yes, that's right. Your journey to bloopers begins when this sentence ends:
Now here's a look back at the official trailer for Netflix's Sweet Tooth, with the series currently streaming:
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.
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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