Robert Downey Jr. is adapting a comic book into Netflix series

Date Posted: 13 May 2020

Robert Downey Jr.'s production company, Team Downey, is working on a Netflix series.
SRobert Downey Jr.'s production company, Team Downey, is working on a Netflix series.

13 May – There's a new series in the works over at Netflix and Marvel star Robert Downey Jr. is part of the team behind the upcoming family drama.

The actor will be producing it under his Team Downey banner, alongside wife and partner Susan Downey, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The project is a live-action series adaptation of DC Comics' "Sweet Tooth" and is set to be eight-episode long, with a duration of an hour per episode. The American comic book, created and drawn by Jeff Lemire, ran until 2013 for 40 issues since it was first published in 2009.

It follows the adventures of a part deer, part boy named Gus. After leaving his home in the forest only to find an outside world ravaged by a cataclysmic event, he joins a family of humans and hybrids like himself. He begins searching for answers to the mystery behind his hybrid origins and this new world.

Team Downey's "Sweet Tooth" series adaptation was picked up by Hulu back in 2018
but it has now jumped to Netflix.

Downey Jr. won't be lending his star power to the cast, which isn't looking too shabby anyway as it currently has Christian Convery ("Beautiful Boy"), Nonso Anozie ("Game of Thrones"), Adeel Akhtar ("The Big Sick") and Will Forte ("The Last Man on Earth") set to star.

Meanwhile, Hollywood veteran James Brolin will be narrating the series.

Jim Mickle (Sundance series "Hap and Leonard" co-developer) will be directing. Mickle will also team up with Beth Schwartz (CW's "Arrow" showrunner) to write the script and serve as executive producers as well as co-showrunners.

Writer: Florey DM

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