Everything we know about its four television and film adaptations
Jeff Lemire has plenty of comic book movies and TV properties on the horizon and we take a look at what we can expect from them.
Canadian comic book creator Jeff Lemire is a man made on tablets. His creator-owned series have been nominated for awards while his work for Marvel and DC is considered some of the best of the big two of the past decade. Today, four of his original series are being adapted for television.
As of this writing, there is no definitive timeline on if and when these projects will go into production. Being opted for TV or film is no guarantee we’ll see a pilot, and some of these projects were first reported over 2 years ago. But Lemire’s track record as an engaging storyteller has fans eagerly awaiting more information.
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An eight-episode miniseries based on sweet tooth was announced in May with Robert Downey Jr.’s production company, Team Downey, leading the project.
The sweetest things are worth waiting for…Susan and I are producing a @Netflix original series, Sweet Tooth, based on the comic by @JeffLemire. Can’t wait to share it with you all. 🦌 👦 @NXonNetflix pic.twitter.com/Mx2xzNOHjs
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) May 12, 2020
Jim Mickle (Stake Land, cold in July) is asked to write and produce with Beth Schwartz (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) on board as executive producer. The show will follow the story of Gus, played by Christian Convery (Play with fire)a young boy/deer hybrid as he ventures away from home into the woods for the first time.
Nonso Anozie (Poultry Artemis) will play the role of Jepperd – a mysterious hunter who discovers Gus in the woods and promises to bring him to The Preserve, a safe zone for human/animal hybrids. The pair must navigate a post-apocalyptic version of Nebraska after a disease of apocalyptic proportions ravages the human population.
Will Forte and James Brolin are also set to appear.
sweet tooth debuted for DC Comics Vertigo in 2009. DC announced Sweet tooth: the return in August. Lemire will team up with artist Jose Villarubia (Prometheus) in what DC calls a “bold re-imagining of the sweet tooth mythology.” The first issue is set to be released on November 3.