Get ready because Netflix is diving horns first into the world of DC Comics.
On Thursday, the streaming giant dropped its first teaser for Sweet Tooth — an eight-part adventure series that aims to combine the best of the fairytale and sci-fi genres.
Based on the beloved comic written and drawn by Jeff Lemire (40 issues of which were produced between 2009 and 2013), Sweet Tooth takes place in post-apocalyptic world that’s full of strange and beautiful — but still dangerous — natural wonders. Whether these wonders were caused by the deadly pandemic that came with them, or whether they caused the pandemic, is a mystery to humanity.
Here the titular Sweet Tooth, a hybrid deer-boy also known as Gus (Christian Connery), teams up with a mysterious loner named Jeppard (Nonso Anozie) for an epic and sweeping adventure. Filmed in New Zealand during the actual COVID-19 pandemic, Sweet Tooth seems set to combine gorgeous visuals with a heartfelt story of family.
We’ll see how well executive producers Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr. do adapting this story for the screen, but so far it looks promising.