Sweet Tooth, a new Netflix series, transports viewers to a fascinating new universe. Gus is played by Christian Convery, and Stefania Lavie Owen and Nonso Anozie play Jeppard in the fantasy series. Sweet Tooth is based on Jeff Lamire’s DC comic book series, and it transports viewers to a dystopian future when society has fallen apart due to a virus known as The Great Crumble. What makes it more interesting? It’s produced by Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr.
What Should We Expect From This Rather Magical Series?
The series takes place around a decade after a disease dubbed “The Great Crumble” decimated society as we know it: Adults began dying of a highly contagious illness at the same time, and all infants born in the aftermath were labeled “hybrids” due to their unique genetic makeup—part-human, part-animal.
Gus (Christian Convery) is one of the first of these children, a boy whose DNA contains some deer DNA. His father (an earnest Will Forte) raises him in solitude deep in Yellowstone National Park, and he is finally forced to survive on his own after his father dies in an attempt to keep them unseen from the outside world. Gus breaks his commitment to remain forever inside the protection of his father’s sanctuary after discovering a picture of the lady he believes is his mother (Amy Seimetz). When he is attacked by poachers, he realizes that his only chance of survival is to tag along with the hulking, mysterious “Big Man” named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie, best known in America as Xaro Xhoan Daxos from Game Of Thrones’ season three), who saves his life reluctantly—and even more reluctantly lets Gus tag along.
What Else is in Store?
Travelling throughout the wide-open landscapes of the Western hills and Midwestern plains in a series of often self-contained episodic adventures, the series is exploiting every opportunity for beautiful vistas to create a sense of old-school American frontier escapism. When Gus wanders out into the world, they shot in New Zealand, which gives Sweet Tooth some major Lord of the Rings overtones. The costumes, settings, and action scenes all follow suit, all working together to create an outstanding, difficult-to-describe tone that manages to strike family-friendly, high fantasy, comic book movie, and survival thriller all at the same time.
So, if you’re searching for something to watch this weekend or anytime after that, Sweet Tooth is definitely the one to fall head over heels for. It has something for everyone, and we believe it has the potential to go viral in ways that just a few streaming series have!