Sweet Tooth Teaser Trailer Introduces A Tumultuous But Hopeful New World
Netflix’s Sweet Tooth live-action comic adaptation is getting closer. This retelling of the DC Comics story looks weirdly optimistic. The story about a post-apocalyptic world where a lone boy has to survive against all odds, feels like it should be dark and gloomy. But Sweet Tooth teaser trailer absolutely showcases a world with hope, with a light at the end of the tunnel, and a protagonist whose cheeks you just wanna pinch. It’s an odd mix of story versus tone, but one that absolutely feels intentional. So check out the details on the Sweet Tooth teaser trailer.
Sweet Tooth Teaser Trailer Shows A DC Comic Book Series About A Young Survivor
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The comic book series by Jeff Lemire had a lot going for it. A young protagonist, in a dark world, with other characters providing the action and mystery. And not to mention the sympathy of a sheltered child discovering the harshness of a ravaged world. As I discussed when news of a Sweet Tooth series hit, the comic book series blended those contrasting styles and tone to create something new. The story centres around how certain children, like the titular Sweet Tooth himself, were born with special features. Special, animal-like features, making people call these kids, hybrids. Sweet Tooth, also known as Gus, played by Christian Convery in the show, has deer-like facial features. In a world that was undone by disease, many blame these hybrids as the cause.
Netflix’s Sweet Tooth Official Synopsis Teases An Interesting Story
The official synopsis from Netflix, is really enticing, providing a look into a world that I really want to watch. Adding in the perspective of the series will be from the eyes of a young child, it makes the series all the more anticipated.
Ten years ago “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd. Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers— about Gus’ origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home.
Sweet Tooth really sounds like it’s turning the post-apocalyptic story on its head. You can already imagine the deadly threats, quirky characters and other obstacles that Gus may come across. But the hybrid angle is really interesting, as the potential for storytelling there is huge. Not to mention elements of the story that may be too complex for a young boy such as Gus to comprehend.
Sweet Tooth Teaser Trailer Definitely Looks Family Friendly
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One of my biggest concerns when the series was announced, was how they said it was ‘family friendly’. I was very curious as to how a post-apocalyptic series could ever be for all audiences. Given that most shows set in a post-apocalypse world are very mature themed, given the brutal realities that the characters must face. But the Sweet Tooth teaser trailer definitely looks like it’s striking down those vibes. Right away, with the voiceover narration, the teaser establishes an almost Babe Pig In The City-type of folksy opening, with a warm friendly voice speaking on behalf of our innocent protagonist.
The voice over automatically creates an atmosphere of a bed-time story told to young kids. Which is kind of counterintuitive to the subject matter of a child in survival mode in a harsh world that might be out to get him. The rest of the Sweet Tooth teaser trailer introduces the birth of Gus. This is followed by glimpses of other characters and an intensely optimist feel to the whole thing. I guess we’ll have to wait until the series premieres to see just how this mix of tone and story plays together.
Sweet Tooth premieres on Netflix on June 4.
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Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at BlankPageBeatdown.com or on Twitter @theshahshahid.