Filming on Netflix‘s adaptation of Sweet Tooth has wrapped, according to creator Jeff Lemire.
Lemire confirmed the news via the latest edition of his newsletter and also provided an update on Sweet Tooth: The Return. “SWEET TOOTH: THE RETURN is all done and issue 3 of 6 comes out this week or next (I can never keep track of release schedules,)” Lemire wrote. “The Netflix Sweet Tooth TV show recently completed filming and will be releases [sic] sometime this year!”
Sweet Tooth is based on the Vertigo Comics series of the same name and focuses on the half-deer, half-boy Gus. Gus joins a group of fellow hybrids and a ragtag family of humans as he seeks to discover what threw the world into a cataclysmic state — as well as the origin of his hybrid nature. Lemire wrote and illustrated the original miniseries, with José Villarubia providing color art.
Sweet Tooth was one of the first productions to resume filming in New Zealand in the coronavirus age after it was granted border exemptions by the New Zealand government. The series will be directed by Jim Mickle, who also co-wrote the series with Beth Schwartz. Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey will executive produce Sweet Tooth under their Team Downey banner alongside Linda Moran and Evan Moore.
Directed and co-written by Jim Mickle, Sweet Tooth stars Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar and Will Forte and James Brolin. The series will debut on Netflix in 2021.