Sweet Tooth Season 2 is confirmed by Netflix. The show was watched by 60 million people in the first week of its release. The show is based on DC comics of the same name. The show’s executive producers include Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey. Robert Downey Jr is famous for playing Iron Man in the Marvel universe. It is his first project with DC and Netflix.
Sweet Tooth Season 1 ended on a cliffhanger. There are a lot of unanswered questions. Netflix announced that the show is coming back on July 29, 2021.
Even though the show is based on Jeff Lemire’s comics, there is not enough material to predict the events of the upcoming season. Jeff Lemire’s story is darker than the story of the family-oriented show. They did some changes in the story. There are not enough clues in the comics to say anything about the plot of season 2.
Susan Downey shared her thoughts about the show in an interview with Variety;
“The ambition was to create it for a family audience, We want the whole family to be able to watch together. We talked to Jeff Lemire about how Gus is our true north and how his journey and his relationship to Jep and this interesting cast of characters and challenges they meet along the way are what’s important. That’s when we brought Jim Mickle on and we talked about creating this storybook or fairytale dystopia — this idea that if there was a drastic reduction in population, nature would take over again and it would be green and lush. We all felt confident, and Jeff gave us the blessing that we were keeping what was important to the storytelling and putting it in a more palatable environment.”
Sweet Tooth Season 1 was created during the pandemic. In a way, the pandemic helped people to understand the story. Beth Schwartz said this during an interview;
“In a way, [the pandemic] helped us . We didn’t have to go too deep into explaining to our audience, ‘This is the pandemic. This is what happened.’ We could do it with simple nods, like the hand sanitizer, or the ‘6-feet apart’ sign that everyone kind of understood.”
Questions Sweet Tooth Season 2 has to answer
The show ended with a lot of unanswered questions. We need to find out why Birdie created Gus? Is Gus responsible for the birth of all the Hybrids? or if his existence is related to the sick that killed millions of people all around the world?
However, another important question is if dr.Aditya will be able to create the cure? will he sacrifice the lives of Hybrids to cure his wife Rani?
In the final episode, we saw Birdi working on something Alaska, is she working on a cure?
We will also see how Jepperd becomes the last man. Nonso Anozie, the actor who plays Jepperd on the show said this during his interview with Express;
“I spoke to Jim Mickle, the director, about the character arc and where Tommy’s going to go in relation to some of [the flashbacks], Some of it is going to be directly from the comic and some of it is going to be stuff that suits our audiences and suits the characters of the Sweet Tooth retelling.”
There were no deaths in season one of Sweet Tooth. So, all the previous cast members will be returning for the next season. There are rumors that Robert Downey Jr will be making an appearance in the show. Anozie said this to ComicBook.com when asked about RDJ’s appearance in the show;
“I think if our trio in the film became kind of a foursome and he just joined our band along the way and kind of helped us, and maybe helped us along the way in some way. I think a character that maybe didn’t appear in the comic book, that could actually come along and play. I actually think he would have made an interesting General Abbot as well, but I feel like Neil Sandilands has done such a great job in that. But if he was to come on, I think he’d have to join our gang, for sure.”
Sweet Tooth Season 2 Release Date
The show has become one of the biggest hits on Netflix. But, we will have to wait for Sweet Tooth Season 2. However, there is no news about the release date of the show yet. But, we can expect to see the second season in 2022 or early 2023.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.