'Sweet Tooth' Full Cast List: Meet Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie and others from Netflix show
Susan and Robert Downey Jr are the executive producers of 'Sweet Tooth', Netflix's post-apocalyptic series
"It's going to get people leaning in," Executive Producer Susan Downey said of 'Sweet Tooth' in an interview with CBR. And we already believe her. The trailer is all kinds of awesome and about that post-apocalyptic life, the kind we are aggressively heading towards. Yes, we don't need another show that harps on a similar subject as the pandemic but we assure you it is not as grim as what we are dealing with at this point.
'The Great Crumble' wreaked havoc on Earth ten years ago and led to the birth of babies that are part human and part animal. Gus (Christian Convery), our protagonist, has lived a sheltered life for a decade, but he knew he was ready for an adventure upon meeting the wandering loner named Tommy Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). This is where the story begins. But before that, let's get to know the ones playing key roles in that very same story.
At just 11 years old, this boy has achieved what most can only dream of. He has had impressive acting credits to his name, one being 'Venom'. Starring alongside Tom Hardy is a big deal but he never lets that get in the way of him approaching a new project. For 'Sweet Tooth', Convery prepped like it there was no tomorrow. The moment he landed the gig, he researched a whole lot on Google to find out how deers act, move and react, the kid told Comic Book Movie.
"And playing sweet tooth was like my first ever experience playing such a unique role. And it really was a whole new type of experience for me. And I really loved getting to do that and meeting Nonso, of course, because he's so experienced and talented in acting. And I learned so many tricks from him," he said.
Having proved his mettle as an actor in 'Game of Thrones' and 'Dracula', Anozie moves to a slightly unfamiliar territory but nails it nevertheless. He told the Comic Book Movie how getting Jepperd alive on screen was a "collaborative effort."
"I feel like I took the source material and created my version of what I believe Tommy Jepperd is with his backstory and how he would communicate. There is a precedence, and there's a definite feeling that I think Jepperd has, and he exudes this pain and struggle, and hopefully, you get that on-screen as well. I created that character," he added.
She has already set a high benchmark by playing the first Latina Cinderella on ABC's 'Once Upon a Time' and with 'Sweet Tooth' she'll only push it further. Ramirez plays Aimee Eden in Netflix's adaptation of Jeff Lemire's DC comic of the same name. 'It's a story of hope in the midst of darkness. It follows this young, 10-year-old deer boy as he's on his quest of self-discovery in a post-apocalyptic world," the actress shared the synopsis of the show on FOX 11 and moments later, revealed what viewers can expect from Eden.
"When you first meet me, I am a therapist who is miserable with the mundane things in life. And once the apocalypse happens, this 'Great Crumble' happens, she gets to restart. She gets an opportunity to start over," Ramirez further added and elaborated that being a mother in real life helped her with the role and became the reason why she enjoyed playing the part.
He is not new to the DC Universe. Having played The Thinker in 'The Flash' not only prepped him for the role but also gave him a good idea of what to expect. That explains why he didn't read the comics for background information for his role. Sandilands plays Steven Abbot in the series.
Talking to CBM, he said: "I’m playing a malevolent character, but I can have fun with it as well. Even if it’s on the dark side of things, and I think my personality lent itself very well to inform the character in such a way. So you are a very, very bad man, but you’re not going to play it with the undertones of being a bad man. You are going to have some fun with being a bad man."
Josh Brolin, Stefania LaVie Owen, and Aliza Vellani will join the rost in supporting roles. 'Sweet Tooth' Season 1 will premiere on Netflix on June 4, Friday at 3 AM ET. All eight one-hour-long episodes will drop at once. For more information, check your local listings.