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Sweet Tooth (TV series)

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Sweet Tooth
GenreFantasy drama
Based onSweet Tooth
by Jeff Lemire
Developed byJim Mickle
Starring
Music byJeff Grace
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Evan Moore
  • Mel Turner
  • Christina Ham
Production locationNew Zealand
Cinematography
  • Aaron Morton
  • Dave Garbett
  • John Cavill
Editors
  • Michael Berenbaum
  • Shawn Paper
Running time37–53 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture formatWidescreen
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseJune 4, 2021 (2021-06-04)
External links
Official website

Sweet Tooth is an American fantasy drama streaming television series based on the comic book of the same name by Jeff Lemire. The series was developed by Jim Mickle for Netflix that premiered on June 4, 2021.[1]

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Premise

Ten years ago "The Great Crumble" wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrid 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 is 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.[2]

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Cast

Main

  • Nonso Anozie as Tommy Jepperd,[3] a traveler and reformed Last Man who saves Gus from poachers and reluctantly accompanies Gus on his journey to find his mother. Gus refers to him as "Big Man". He was a famous professional football player before the apocalypse.
  • Christian Convery as Gus,[3] a sheltered naive 10-year-old half-human and half-deer boy who wants to find his mother. Tommy refers to Gus as "Sweet Tooth".
  • Adeel Akhtar as Dr. Aditya Singh,[4] a doctor who is desperate to find the cure for the H5G9 virus also known as the Sick in order to cure his infected wife Rani
  • Stefania LaVie Owen as Bear, the leader and founder of the Animal Army who saves hybrids. It is later revealed that her name is Rebecca "Becky" Walker.
  • Dania Ramirez as Aimee Eden,[4] a former therapist who creates a safe haven for hybrids called the Preserve.
  • Aliza Vellani as Rani Singh, Dr. Aditya Singh's wife who has the Sick
  • James Brolin as narrator
  • Will Forte as Pubba,[4] Gus' father[3] who raised him in a secluded cabin in Yellowstone National Park to protect him from the outside world of hatred towards hybrids. It is later revealed that his name is Richard Fox. He was a janitor at Fort Smiths Labs in Goss Grove, Colorado.

Recurring

  • Sarah Peirse as Dr. Gladys Bell, a doctor who is dying of cancer and leaves her research of finding a cure for the Sick to Dr. Singh.
  • Neil Sandilands as General Abbot, the leader of the Last Men who hunts hybrids
  • Naledi Murray as Wendy, Aimee's adopted hybrid daughter who is half-pig and half-human. Aimee often refers her as "Pigtail". She is the biological daughter of Bear's foster parents.

Guest starring

  • Amy Seimetz as Birdie, a woman who Gus assumes is his mother. It is later revealed that her first name is Gertrude. She was a geneticist at Fort Smiths Labs.

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateProd.
code
1"Out of the Deep Woods"Jim MickleJim MickleJune 4, 2021 (2021-06-04)T15.10153
2"Sorry About All the Dead People"Jim MickleJim Mickle & Beth SchwartzJune 4, 2021 (2021-06-04)T13.22302
3"Weird Deer S**t"Alexis OstranderMichael R. PerryJune 4, 2021 (2021-06-04)T13.22303
4"Secret Sauce"Toa FraserJustin Boyd & Haley HarrisJune 4, 2021 (2021-06-04)T13.22304
5"What's in the Freezer?"Robyn GraceChristina HamJune 4, 2021 (2021-06-04)T13.22305
6"Stranger Danger on a Train"Jim MickleNoah Griffith & Daniel StewartJune 4, 2021 (2021-06-04)T13.22306
7"When Pubba Met Birdie"Toa FraserBeth SchwartzJune 4, 2021 (2021-06-04)T13.22307
8"Big Man"Jim MickleJim MickleJune 4, 2021 (2021-06-04)T13.22308

Production

Development

On November 16, 2018, it was announced that streaming service Hulu had given a pilot order to a potential television series adaptation of the comic book series. The pilot was expected to be written and directed by Jim Mickle who was also set to executive produce alongside Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran. Production companies involved with the pilot were slated to consist of Team Downey and Warner Bros. Television.[5] On April 9, 2020, it was announced that the series had been moved from Hulu to Netflix.[6] On May 12, 2020, Netflix had given the production a series order that consists of eight episodes with Evan Moore attached to the series as a producer and Beth Schwartz served as a writer, an executive producer, and co-showrun alongside Mickle.[7] The series was released on June 4, 2021.[1]

Casting

On May 12, 2020, Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar, and Will Forte were cast in starring roles while James Brolin is set to narrate the series.[7] On July 30, 2020, Dania Ramirez joined the main cast.[3] On August 19, 2020, Neil Sandilands was cast in an undisclosed capacity.[8] On September 30, 2020, Stefania LaVie Owen joined the cast in a starring role.[9] On November 2, 2020, Aliza Vellani was promoted to series regular ahead of the series premiere.[10]

Filming

In July 2020, New Zealand granted the series permission to film, despite the recent travel restrictions due to the Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on television.[11] On October 1, 2020, it was reported that the series had resumed filming after the COVID-19 pandemic halted production months earlier, with filming expected to continue until mid-December 2020.[12]

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Reception

For the series, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 98% based on 44 critic reviews, with an average rating of 7.99/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Emotionally engaging, superbly acted, and incredibly entertaining, Sweet Tooth will satisfy fantasy fans of all ages."[13] Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 78 out of 100 based on 18 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[14]

Reviewing the series for Rolling Stone, Alan Sepinwall gave a rating of 3.5/5 and said, "Whether Gus and friends are having scary adventures or fun ones, those parts of Sweet Tooth are full of life, and as exciting or tense as needed. The show can be hit or miss, though, when it moves away from Gus."[15]

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References

  1. ^ a b Bosselman, Haley (April 29, 2021). "Netflix Announces Release Date for DC Comics-Inspired 'Sweet Tooth' (TV News Roundup)". Variety. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  2. ^ "Sweet Tooth: 1st Look at Netflix's New Series, Based on the DC comic book". April 29, 2021. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d Andreeva, Nellie (July 30, 2020). "Dania Ramirez Joins 'Sweet Tooth' As Netflix Series Eyes Production Start In New Zealand". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Shaw-Williams, Hannah (June 4, 2021). "Sweet Tooth Cast & Character Guide". Screen Rant. Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 16, 2018). "Hulu Orders 'Sweet Tooth' Pilot Based On Comic From Team Downey & Jim Mickle". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
  6. ^ Perry, Spencer (April 8, 2020). "Netflix Orders Robert Downey Jr's Sweet Tooth to Series, Based on Jeff Lemire Comic". Comic Book.com. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
  7. ^ a b White, Peter (May 12, 2020). "'Sweet Tooth': Netflix Gives Series Order To Team Downey's DC Comics Adaptation Starring Christian Convery & James Brolin". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
  8. ^ White, Peter (August 19, 2020). "Neil Sandilands Joins 'Sweet Tooth' As Production Set For Mid-September In New Zealand". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  9. ^ White, Peter (September 30, 2020). "Stefania LaVie Owen Joins Netflix's 'Sweet Tooth' As Shooting Is Underway In New Zealand". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (November 2, 2020). "'Sweet Tooth': Aliza Vellani Upped To Series Regular On Netflix Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  11. ^ Hunt, Tom (July 3, 2020). "Revealed: The six productions joining Avatar in getting border exemptions". Stuff.co.nz. Archived from the original on July 4, 2020. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  12. ^ Hakim, Nicole (October 1, 2020). "Sweet Tooth: Netflix Series Resumes Production, Expands Cast". CBR. Archived from the original on October 7, 2020. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  13. ^ "Sweet Tooth: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  14. ^ "Sweet Tooth: Season 1". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  15. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (June 2, 2021). "'Sweet Tooth': A Gentle Take on a Dystopian Tale". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 2, 2021.

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