Netflix subscribers met young Gus in “Sweet Tooth”. A series full of good intentions which collected satisfactory audiences. The platform has just formalized in video the preparation of a season 2.
Sweet tooth : a post-apocalyptic mode populated by hybrid beings
Produced by Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey, the series Sweet tooth stood out when it launched in early June. From Jeff Lemire’s comics, it tells the story of a young boy, Gus (Christian Convery), half-human, half-stag. Other hybrid beings exist in his post-apocalyptic world. The spread of a virus led mankind to the Great Collapse. The few who survive must learn to exist in a world that will never be the same again. Gus lives in a remote corner with his father. But when the latter dies, the child is left to himself and decides to go find his mother. If he has always been preserved, he will realize that the world is dangerous. Helped by the mysterious Tommy (Nonso Anozie), he tries to rally Colorado with the hope of finding the one who gave birth to him.
Season 2 is in preparation
Sweet tooth is a kind series, solidly produced and laid on a foundation that can allow it to exist for a few seasons. Netflix has also just formalized the order for a second burst of episodes. The announcement is made in a small video where the cast can be seen learning the good news using a package containing a chocolate bar.
The extension of the series is no surprise. Netflix had claimed 60 million views some time after the launch of the first season. Impressive figures which confirmed public interest. As usual, we specify that we must be careful with the sums advanced by the platform because a view is taken into account after 2 minutes of viewing. We will see from this sequel whether the subscribers are indeed behind the show. One of the major challenges of storytelling will be to know if Gus will manage to find his mother’s trace, who is alive. Its importance is all the greater as it is directly linked to the creation of hybrids.
No broadcast date is announced. Season 2 of Sweet tooth will probably be available next year.