‘Sweet Tooth’: Air time, how to live stream, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Team Downey’s Netflix series
The series, which consists of eight one-hour episodes, is a family-friendly story that follows the adventures of Gus, a part-deer-part-human character
Who would have thought Robert Downey Jr would shift camp that quick? With 'Avengers: Endgame', a few of Marvel's character arcs were wrapped up, and for good reason.
Since closing the doors on Tony Stark, RDJ has done a few movies and appearances here and there but nothing that stood out. With 'Sweet Tooth' he walks into uncharted territory, well almost. The Netflix TV series is executive produced by him, a role he is yet to master. But it also allows him to deal with post-apocalyptic/ fantasy content, which as far as history goes, he is comfortable with.
'Sweet Tooth' Season 1 will premiere on June 4, Friday at 3 am. For more information, check your local listings.
How to live stream
The mini TV series will drop all episodes at once here.
'Sweet Tooth' is Netflix's adaptation of Jeff Lemire's DC Comic book of the same name. It tells the story of Gus, who is half human and half deer. He is a result of 'The Great Crumble', which wreaked havoc on Earth and "led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids."
The synopsis further read: "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)," and added: "Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s 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."
Joining Convery and Anozie on this adventurous ride are Stefania LaVie Owen, Dania Ramirez, and Aliza Vellani. Let's take a moment to discuss Convery, who, at only 11 years old, has starred alongside some of the big names of the film industry. He was in Tom Hardy's 'Venom'. What we are trying to get at is that he comes with experience, which made it easier for him to adapt to an unusual role in 'Sweet Tooth'.
Talking to Comic Book Movie, he dished on how he approached Gus. "As soon as I got the role of 'Sweet Tooth', I went straight to the computer and started researching how deers move, react, act, on their senses, how they feel in certain situations. And I watched videos of how they act and what their different body parts do," he explained. Did it work out for him? Only time will tell.
Trust RDJ to get excited about work. In May, he announced the series on Instagram with this caption: "Me and the missus are excited to share a new trailer for our show @SweetToothNetflix. A post-apocalyptic fairytale based on the beloved DC comic. Arriving June 4th on Netflix!" The missus, chatting with CBR, shared what drew them towards the story and how it all worked out for the team.
"There's messages about embracing those who are different and not being turned off or fearful of them. There's messages about finding community and family. And I thought this is really beautiful. And so unusual, though, that if we do it right, it's going to catch people's eyes," Susan Downey revealed.
Joining the Downeys will be Jim Mickle, Beth Schwartz, Amanda Burrell, and Linda Moran.
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