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DC Comics-Inspired Fantasy ‘Sweet Tooth’ Is Coming to Netflix

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As if you needed another reason to stay inside and watch even more great TV.

Thankfully, over the course of the pandemic, we’ve had plenty to watch on Netflix and other streaming platforms to take the edge of the isolation.

As we approach the warmer season of summer and, in some countries, lock-down beginning to ease up, Netflix is throwing us a curveball that might see us staying inside even longer.

Today, Netflix has released its very first trailer showing its upcoming dark fantasy called ‘Sweet Tooth‘ that’s set to arrive on June 4 this year. This will be an exciting time for those who fell in love with Jeff Lemire’s DC comic book of the same name that came out in 2009 until 2013.

The premise of the new show is set 10 years into a virus-ridden dystopian future after “The Great Crumble” changed everything and a hybrid deer-boy named Gus, part-human, part-animal, is now feared and hunted down by humans.

Thankfully, Gus makes friends with a wandering loner named Jepperd where they set off together on a perilous adventure to find out where Gus came from. You can watch the trailer below.

Netflix’s Sweet Tooth stars included Christian Convery as Gus, Nonso Anozie as Jepperd, Adeel Akhtar as Dr Aditya Singh, Aliza Vellani plays Rani Singh, Stefania LaVie Owen as Bear, Dania Ramirez takes on Aimee Eden, Neil Sandilands as General Abbot, with Will Forte as the Father and James Brolin as the narrator of the show.

Stepping away from his Iron Man persona, Robert Downey Jr., along with his wife Susan Downey, are executive producers on the all-new dark, family, fantasy show.

“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,” writer, executive producer and director Jim 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 initially going to be showcased by Hulu but then decided to move over to one of the worlds largest platforms, Netflix, last year. Set your alarms for Sweet Tooth‘s first episode, which lasts for 60 minutes, on June 4, 2021.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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