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Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey's production company lining up with DC Comics.

Robert Downey Jr. Is Producing a DC Comics Series On Netflix

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By Emily Reily

Team Downey To the Rescue

Distractify is reporting that Team Downey, which is Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey's production company, are working on a live-action DC Comic series called "Sweet Tooth," and it's heading to Netflix.

According to Deadline, Netflix has ordered eight, one-hour episodes. Hulu had originally ordered a pilot of the show in 2018, but since that didn't happen for whatever reason, Netflix snapped it up. IMDb states that series was reportedly in production last June, 2019.

Sweet Tooth was published in 2009 and ran for 40 issues. It ended in 2013.

There's a Deer-Boy In the Show

Here's how Distractify describes the show:

" 'Sweet Tooth,' created by Jeff Lemire, follows Gus, who's part deer and part boy, who abandons the forest he calls home only to find that the world has been destroyed."

The Hollywood Reporter has a few narrative details about the deer-boy, saying he meets up with hybrid people like him who try to understand their place in that world.

An apocalyptic deer-man? Go ahead, we're listening.

The site writes that it's a family-friendly series.

"The project is described as broad in appeal, family-friendly and follows the storybook adventures of Gus — part deer, part boy — who leaves his home in the forest to find the outside world ravaged by a cataclysmic event.

He joins a ragtag family of humans and animal-children hybrids like himself in search of answers about this new world and the mystery behind his hybrid origins."

IMDb has more details about who's going to be involved in the comic show.

Along with James Brolin as the voice of the narrator, we'll have Christian Convery playing Gus, Nonso Anozie as Tommy Jepperd, Adeel Akhtar as Aditya Singh, Aliza Vellani as Rani Singh, Christian Tessier as Meatballs, and Christopher Sommers as Spaghetti.

And Will Forte from "The Last Man on Earth" will also star in the show.

The script will be written by Jim Mickle of the TV series "Hap and Leonard"; and Beth Schwartz, who worked on the CW show "Arrow." The two will also executive produce and be co-showrunners. Mickle will direct.

The Hollywood Reporter adds that choosing to run "Sweet Tooth" is Netflix' additional foray into comic book territory, especially since the streaming network had separated from Marvel, which is owned by Disney.

Netflix also has other similar-style works incoming, including from Scottish comic-book writer Mark Millar, who's been involved with publications like "Ultimate Fantastic Four," "Kingsman: The Secret Service," "The Ultimates," and "Marvel Knights Spider-Man."

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