Susan Downey, Robert Downey, Jr. Discuss Evolution of ‘Sweet Tooth’ From DC Comic to Netflix Series

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Susan Downey and Robert Downey, Jr. are executive producers of Netflix’s upcoming series Sweet Tooth, an epic fantasy which centers on half-deer, half-human Gus, who is part of a new animal-human hybrid race born in the wake of a pandemic. Based on Jeff Lemire’s groundbreaking 2009 DC comic of the same name, this post-apocalyptic fairytale stars Christian Convery as Gus, and Nonzo Anozie as his drifter friend Jeppard.

In the behind-the-scenes clip below, the Downeys talk about bringing the dark, foreboding graphic novels to a more enjoyable place on the television screen, without losing the themes that make Sweet Tooth so unique. And Lemire describes the unrelenting optimism and hope that Gus has in the face of danger and heartbreak, and why this story is one that we need now more than ever.

All episodes of Sweet Tooth arrive June 4, only on Netflix.

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