Fans of Jeff Lemire‘s Sweet Tooth can breathe a sigh of relief — Netflix has announced the television series adaptation will premiere on June 4th. Based on Lemire’s Vertigo comic book, Christian Convery stars as Gus, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy who sets out on a journey after a decade of seclusion to learn the truth about his origins. Along the way, he meets Jepperd (Nonso Anozie), a mysterious loner who isn’t exactly thrilled to have a hyrbid boy tagging along. Together, they trek the remains of America after “The Great Crumble,” where Gus will learn the beautiful, but dangerous world outside his forest is more complex than he ever could have imagined. The cast also includes Adeel Akhtar, Aliza Vellani, Stefania LaVie Owen, Dania Ramirez, Neil Sandilands, Will Forte as Gus’s father and James Brolin as the narrator.
And judging by the trailer, the program seems to be aiming for a mix of whimsy and post-apocalyptic imagery. It’s an interesting concept to be sure — especially considering how intense those early issues of Sweet Tooth could be. Brolin’s narration definitely gives the story a new tone.
Behind the scenes, the eight-episode program was executives produced by Susan Downey, Robert Downey Jr., Amanda Burrell, and Linda Moran with Jim Mickle and Arrow veteran Beth Schwartz as showrunners. A pretty good pedigree for a decidedly different comic book adaptation. Hopefully, Lemire’s fans will enjoy it when it comes to Netflix on June 4th.