Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey to Produce DC Comics Series for Netflix. Team Downey, aka Robert Downey Jr. and wife, Susan Downey, are slated to produce a new series for Netflix called Sweet Tooth. According to Deadline, “Sweet Tooth follows the adventures of Gus — part deer, part boy — who leaves his home in the forest to find the outside world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins a ragtag family of humans and animal-children hybrids like himself in search of answers about this new world and the mystery behind his hybrid origins.”
Team Downey announced the news via RDJ‘s instagram and various social media accounts in a post with a teaser poster and caption that reads: “The sweetest things are worth waiting for…Susan and I are producing a [Netflix] original series, Sweet Tooth, based on the comic by [Jeff Lemire]. Can’t wait to share it with you all.”
Beth Schwartz (Arrow) and Jim Mickle (Hap and Leonard) are also tied to the project in several roles. Schwartz will write, exec produce and co-showrun with Mickle. Mickle will also be act as director for the series. Currently, Sweet Tooth has been ordered for 8-episodes, but may earn more at a later time.
Currently the cast includes Christian Convery (Beautiful Boy), Nonso Anozie (The Laundromat), Adeel Akhtar (Les Misérables) and Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) star with James Brolin voicing the narrator for the series.
Team Downey is producing the series alongside WarnerBrosTV. At the time of writing, it is unknown when the series will premiere on Netflix. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Entertainment!
Featured Photo Credit: Jimmy Rich/Netflix
Source: Robert Downey Jr./Deadline
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