November 19, 2018
There’s suddenly a rush to adapt comicbook properties created by Jeff Lemire. With his Black Hammer series part of a deal with Legendary Entertainment, another of his titles, Sweet Tooth is headed to US streaming service Hulu, produced by Robert Downey Jr.’s company.
Hap And Leonard creator Jim Mickle will write and direct a pilot based on the story. Sweet Tooth, created for DC Vertigo, is the coming-of-age fable of Gus, a boy/deer hybrid who leaves home to find the world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins a ragtag family of hybrids and humans searching to find answers behind the event… ultimately discovering a vast conspiracy that forces him to question his very existence.
Downey Jr., a man with just a little bit of experience at least acting in comic adaptations, will produce with Susan Downey via his Team Downey company, along with Mickle, Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran. Given that it’s only at pilot stage, there are zero details as to when it might see screens across the pond, and its placement with Hulu means it’s anyone’s guess as to who will carry it in the UK if it becomes a series.