Sweet Tooth Updates: Susan Downey, the executive producer of the comic “Sweet Tooth” tells in an interview about shifting the television series to Netflix. Sweet Tooth is a post-apocalyptic fantasy novel based on Jeff Lemire’s comic of the same name. During the session, Downey discussed the scenario behind the scenes to bring the series to Netflix.
Her first experience after reading the comic
She read it around the end of the year 2015 and the beginning of two ‘o’ sixteen and was brought up by an executive. During this time it used to be a Vertigo comic. She mentioned her reaction after seeing the cover as “What the heck!”
She then proceeds to say that it had a little boy with velvety ears and antlers. She gained more interest and looked into it. Jeff Lemire did an amazing job in writing and illustrating it and also created a rich narrative about Gus and his coming-of-age, as well as the sense of hope and joy that he brings to the world. The message of embracing the different ones and not making them feel horrible is heart-touching.
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Opportunities to do and bring out things that people had never seen before are one of our goals, and I believe that is what pulls us into ventures. If something comes up and then one is seeing a promotional trailer or looking at any photo, he or she will have the same response as me when I first saw the comic book cover: “What the heck is this?”
Not only the team but the incredibly talented actors also put production values into this. There is adventure and mystery, a mixture of both makes it more appealing.
What was it like filming in New Zealand, during the COVID-19 horizon?
New Zealand seemed to get it all together before a number of other countries, so, it just pushed back the start of the season a little bit, so once we were up and running and meeting all of the requisite guidelines and procedures, everything went smoothly.
There were no lumps or bumps of any kind. Then you only post all remotely, as we’d done before on another show during the pandemic, so we were used to it. We made it to the end. We were both wise and careful, so we kept moving on.