To celebrate the release of Sweet Tooth, Netflix’s new fantasy epic that was unleashed last week, we sat down with the expansive cast and filmmakers to find out all about the streaming service’s latest must-see.
Released last Friday to great acclaim, the show is based on the comic book series by Jeff Lemire and is executively produced by Robert Downey Jnr, Susan Downey, and Team Downey’s production company. Its cast of characters is huge and we had the pleasure of speaking to many of those actors who portray them, including Christian Convery (Gus), Nonso Anozie (Tommy), Stefania Lavie Owen (Bear), Dania Ramirez (Aimee), Adeel Akhtar (Dr. Singh), Neil Sandilands (Abbott), and James Brolin (the narrator), who all tell us their stories about the show, their favourite moments and why the show has touched many people with its mix of action, fantasy, family dynamics and strange mirrors of the current climates across the world.
In addition, we spoke to Lemire and producers Beth Schwartz and Jim Mickle – who adapted and developed the show – about bringing it to life, having Lemire as part of the process, and trying to please fans who all have their own versions in their heads.
You can watch the full interviews below:
Ten years ago “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. 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). Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers.
Sweet Tooth is now streaming on Netflix.