Set in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by human/animal hybrids, Jeff Lemire’s comic book series Sweet Tooth debuted on the scene back in 2009 via Vertigo Entertainment, and the story’s next stop is the small screen. Deadline reports tonight that Hulu has ordered a pilot episode of a potential series, to be written and directed by Jim Mickle (Stake Land).
Sweet Tooth 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.
The project hails from Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey’s Team Downey, Hap and Leonard co-creator Jim Mickle and Warner Bros. TV.