Based on the iconic Jeff Lemire comic book, and produced by Avengers star Robert Downey Jr, the action series follows a human-deer hybrid searching for the truth in a post-apocalyptic world.
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Here’s all you need to know about Sweet Tooth on Netflix.
When is Sweet Tooth out on Netflix?
Sweet Tooth was released on Netflix on Friday 4 June.
All eight episodes of Sweet Tooth Season 1 have been released immediately onto the platform.
Who is in the cast of Sweet Tooth on Netflix?
Playing the titular character of Gus is Christian Convery (Legion). Gus is a hybrid who embarks on an adventure ten years after the apocalypse. Conery has made a name for himself in Legion, Lucifer and as Squeaky in Descendants 3.
British actor Nonso Anozie (Zoo, Game of Thrones) plays Tommy Jepperd, Gus’ unlikely guide and guardian on his adventure.
Speaking about the role Anozie said: Tommy Jepperd is an American ex-football player who lost everything in The Great Crumble. Jepperd is this hard, gruff, kind of modern Black cowboy who’s lived a tough life for the last 10 years. Now he wants to live his own life, and that means stealing and killing if he has to”
Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth, SNL) plays Gus’ father., and Adeel Akhtar (Killing Eve) plays Dr. Aditya Singh.
Other cast members include Dania Ramirez (Once Upon a Time), Aliza Vellani (Riverdale), Stefania LaVie Owen (I’m Dying Up Here), and Neil Sandilands (The Flash). The series narrator is James Brolin
What is Sweet Tooth on Netflix about?
Sweet Tooth is set in apocalyptic land, ten years after an event that is referred to as The Great Crumble. This saw society diminished because of an incurable virus that raged out of control and wiped out large chunks of the population.
During the Crumble human/animal hybrids emerged. These were born to every person pregnant at the time of and ever since the event.
In Sweet Tooth, audiences meet one of these hybrids, a child named Gus - part boy, part deer, who lives in seclusion in the woods with his father.
Gus decided to go on an adventure into the wilderness to search for answers about what causes Crumble, and what is the mystery behind his hybrid origins. Along the way he unexpectedly befriends a wandering mysterious loner called Tommy Jeppart, and the pair go on to discover what really happened to the human race.
Secrets about Tommy Jepperd's past emerge, and they discover the true meaning of home. They also meet up with Aimee (Dania Ramirez) who joins them for the journey.
The series is based on the comic book of the same name by Jeff Lemire, and executive produced by Avengers star Robert Downey Jr.
Is there a Sweet Tooth trailer?
Netflix released a teaser trailer for the new action adventure show. In the trailer we hear the narrator teasing ‘The virus, hybrids and a very special boy we’ve come to know as Sweet Tooth’.
What is Sweet Tooth on Netflix age rating?
Sweet Tooth has been given a UK age rating of 12.
This means the show is suitable for children twelve years and older.
What have the critics said about Sweet Tooth?
Sweet Tooth has received mostly positive reviews from critics.
The Guardian’s Lucy Mangan said the show is “either warmly eccentric or hysterically crazy, perfect entertainment or a horrifying attempt to parlay the pandemic into a commercially palatable mashup.”
The New Scientist praised the show's screenwriting and “fantastic acting”, saying they are “more than enough to keep you thoroughly invested in each character’s emotional journey.”
The Metro gave the series four stars. In her review, Sabrina Barr said the show “may seem like the perfect afternoon watch for young children...But be warned – Sweet Tooth isn’t afraid to veer to dark places, and when we say dark, we mean dark.”