It was almost certainly smart of Netflix to pull the trigger on back-to-back seasons of “Sweet Tooth.” The first season premiered in 2021 and instantly became a huge hit. Since it centers on a cast of young actors, headlined by Christian Convery as Gus, getting more episodes in the can while the actors still looked young was a good idea. As we’ve seen with “Stranger Things” in its last few seasons, kids grow up fast.
“Sweet Tooth” takes place ten years after “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world, leading to the mysterious appearance of hybrids: babies who were born part human, part animal. Many humans begin to fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in the woods, Gus (Convery), a sheltered deer boy, befriends a loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie), and the two embark on an extraordinary adventure together.
There’s no word yet on the specific returning cast, but the series also stars Adeel Akhtar as Dr. Singh, Will Forte as Richard, Stefania LaVie Owen as Bear, Dania Ramirez as Aimee Eden, Aliza Vellani as Rani Singh, Neil Sandilands as General Abbot, and James Brolin as the voice of the narrator. The series is produced by Susan Downey, Robert Downey Jr., Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran, with Evan Moore serving as producer. The show was made by Team Downey and Warner Bros. Television.
Seasons 1 and 2 of “Sweet Tooth” are streaming now on Netflix, with season 3 on the way.