‘Sweet Tooth’: First Look & Premiere Date for New DC Series About Hybrids (VIDEO)

Sweet Tooth Episode 5 Becky Gus Tommy Jepperd
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Another DC comic (by Jeff Lemire) is coming to the small screen with Netflix’s Sweet Tooth, premiering on Friday, June 4.

In addition to announcing the release date, the streaming service also dropped a trailer and photos teasing what to expect in a world that has been affected by “The Great Crumble,” leading to the emergence of hybrids (babies born part-human, part-animal). At the center of these eight episodes is Sweet Tooth, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy, Gus (Christian Convery), as seen in the video preview below.

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For this world’s inhabitants the question becomes whether the hybrids or a virus came first, leading to many humans fearing and hunting the hybrids. Gus befriends a wandering loner, Jepperd (Nonso Anonzie), and together, they set out in search of answers about the young boy’s origins, the loner’s past, and the true meaning of home. But it won’t be easy, as you can see below.

Sweet Tooth also stars Adeel Akhtar (Dr. Aditya Singh), Aliza Vellani (Rani Singh), Stefania LaVie Owen (Bear), Dania Ramirez (Aimee Eden), and Neil Sandilands (General Abbot), with Will Forte (Father) and James Brolin (Narrator).

“We wanted to make a show that offers escape and adventure, where nature is reclaiming the world and in many ways it feels like a fairytale. Sweet Tooth is a new kind of dystopian story, it’s very lush and hopeful,” executive producer, writer, director, and co-showrunner Jim Mickle said in a statement. “We want people to come into this world where there’s beauty and hope and adventure. This is a sweeping story — we ride on trains, climb mountaintops, run through forests. This is a show about what makes a family, what home really means, and why it’s important to keep faith in humanity.”

Sweet Tooth the series has been in the making since 2016, and the comics existed even well before that, but I think everyone is going to relate to the show and this story even more than we even thought when we first started working on it,” executive producer, writer, and co-showrunner Beth Schwartz added. “When you watch Sweet Tooth, you feel hopeful about the future.”

Joining Mickel and Schwartz as executive producers are Robert Downey, Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell, and Linda Moran.

Scroll down to see some of the characters of the series in the photos below.

Sweet Tooth, Series Premiere, Friday, June 4, Netflix

Sweet Tooth Baby Nurse Episode 1
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Aww…

Adeel Akhtar Sweet Tooth Episode 1 Dr Aditya Singh
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Dr. Aditya Singh (Adeel Akhtar)

Nonso Anozie Sweet Tooth Episode 2 Tommy Jepperd
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Tommy Jepperd (Nonso Anozie)

Stefania Lavie Owen Mia Artemis Sweet Tooth Becky Tiger Army
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Animal army members, Becky (Stefania LaVie Owen), and Tiger (Mia Artemis)

Dania Rairez Sweet Tooth Episode 4 Aimee
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Aimee (Dania Ramirez)

Will Forte Christian Covery Sweet Tooth Episode 5 Richard Gus
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Richard (Will Forte) and Gus (Christian Convery)

Neil Sandilands Sweet Tooth Episode 6 General Abbot
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General Abbot (Neil Sandilands)

Christian Convery Sweet Tooth Episode 7 Gus
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Gus