A Netflix released a behind-the-scenes video of 'Sweet tooth‘, based series in the comics of DC Comics created by Jeff Lemire, which arrives in June on the platform of streaming. Special content shows producers Robert Downey Jr. and your wife, Susan, in addition to the showrunners Jim Mickle and Beth Schwartz talking about how it was to take comic book stories to real life.
"We heard about these fantastic comics with an incredible emotional range in the plot," said Robert Downey Jr, the eternal 'Iron Man' do Marvel Studios, about the DC Comics series of magazines. “The comics were a little darker and more sinister (…), [but] we started seeing the scribbles and I said: 'how perfect'. It looks like an extension of the comics ”.
Published between 2009 and 2013 by Vertigo, a DC Comics label, the 'Sweet Tooth' comic accompanies Gus, a boy with deer horns who is born after a phenomenon that has practically devastated the United States (USA) and, consequently, the world . Both the character and a race of hybrid children can help explain what happened.
The official synopsis released by Netflix says: “Ten years ago, 'The Great Crush' caused havoc in the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids: babies born partly human, partly animals. Without knowing whether hybrids are the cause or the result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, Gus (Christian Convery), a sheltered deer boy, unexpectedly befriends a lone traveler named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together, they set out on an extraordinary adventure through the ruins of America in search of answers: about Gus' origins, Jepperd's past and the true meaning of a home. But his story is full of unexpected allies and enemies, and Gus soon learns that the lush and dangerous world beyond the forest is more complex than he imagined.".
"We felt that we could stick to the [darker] theme, but making it more enjoyable [for the series]," explained Susan Downey, who also serves as a producer. "I wish everyone the same experience that we had with our children, of sitting together on the sofa and watching together".
To conclude, the creator of 'Sweet Tooth' claims that the production comes at a time when people are clamoring for something to believe. "They are a story of hope in the midst of darkness, stories that we need now more than ever," said Lemire.
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The initial eight episodes of the series will be released on Netflix on June 4. Check out the trailer subtitled 'Sweet Tooth':
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