Based on the comic book by Jeff Lemire, Sweet Tooth premiered on Netflix on June 4, 2021. Ever since its popularity graph has predictably observed an ascending line. It did not come off as a surprise when the DC comic series was given a swift season 2 order. Coming from Warner Brothers Television, DC Entertainment, and Team Downey, the series is temporally set in a post-apocalyptic future where a viral pandemic becomes the cause of the deaths of millions. It also results in the emergence of hybrid babies. The protagonist of the series is Gus, a young boy who is a half-human, half-deer residing in a remote location with his father.
The official synopsis of the show, according to Netflix, reads:
“On a perilous adventure across a post-apocalyptic world, a lovable boy who’s half-human and half-deer searches for a new beginning with a gruff protector.”
Ever since Sweet Tooth was renewed for a second season, fans of the show have been twiddling with their thumbs, hoping to meet their favorite characters all over again. That being said, here’s the comprehensive guide on Sweet Tooth season 2 which includes all the details regarding the release date estimate, plot, cast, and more.
When was Sweet Tooth officially renewed for a second season?
In an interesting turn of events, before Netflix officially confirmed the return of the popular DC comic series, the announcement was leaked by numerous cast members and other people receiving chocolate with a massive number 2 imprinted on top of it. Along with the chocolate came a note, which read: “To a very special fan of a very special show. You’re amongst the very first to hear that Sweet Tooth has been renewed for Season 2.”
Hours later, Netflix officially dropped in the word, in an already chaotic ocean of excitement of the renewal. In addition to the announcement, season 2 was also revealed to consist of eight hour-long episodes. The showrunner of Sweet Tooth, Jim Mickle, expressed his emotions about the renewal, saying:
“It’s been equally thrilling and heartwarming to experience how people around the world have been falling in love with our deer boy. We couldn’t be more excited to continue our collaboration with Netflix and keep following Gus and his friends on their extraordinary journey.”
According to What’s on Netflix, “Oanh Ly will join season 2 as a co-executive producer.”
IT'S OFFICIAL: #SweetToothSeason2 is officially happening and our cast found out in the sweetest way possible: pic.twitter.com/6R6X3mxwvk
— Sweet Tooth (@SweetTooth) July 29, 2021
What is the production status of Sweet Tooth Season 2?
On June 6th, 2022, that is during Netflix’s Geeked Week, it was confirmed that filming had officially wrapped on season 2 of the show. Surprisingly, the filming was reportedly concluded ahead of its scheduled filming date end which was expected to be on June 10th, 2022. Nonso Anozie, who plays the role of Tommy Jepperd spoke about filming in a short clip, saying:
“It’s been a long journey and it’s been very hard work but it’s been amazing fun and I can’t wait to share with you on what happens in season 2.” Not only that, Dania Ramirez, who plays Aimee, also added: “The stakes are higher, the battles are bigger, [and] the mean guys are meaner.”
What can we expect to happen in Sweet Tooth season 2?
In the season 1 finale, we see Gus has been captured by The Last Men. The rest of the coterie decides to draw out a plan which could save him. Fortunately, Big Man, who was wounded terribly, survived his wounds. Not only that, but by the first season’s end, we know where Gus’ mother is (Alaska) which could us give an insight into where their voyage will be headed. As per the comic, it is believed that she’s up there finding the cure.
In the final episode of the first season, we discover that Pigtail is Bear’s lost sister, Jepperd’s son is probably the black sheep and Birdie is alive in Alaska and who has established contact with Bear via a satellite phone. So much has already happened in the first season, but since the show is based on the comics, there is more story to tell. Season 2 will expectantly explore more on the origin of the virus which led to the mutations in the first place.
Will there be any new cast members featured in Sweet Tooth Season 2?
In August and September 2021, casting was underway for Sweet Tooth season 2. The second season of the DC comic series released a range of new hybrids, some of which have been featured in comics, while others haven’t. As per What’s on Netflix, there have been four new hybrids cast in late August 2021 and the description of each of them is as follows:
“Finn Fox – Mostly human with fox ears, red fur and a bushy foxtail. Sly and wary, he’s brand new to the hybrid family. He’s seen the good and bad of humans, so he can be distrustful at times…He’s brave, confident and can be a little sneaky… His parents taught him to speak before they died, but he’s not polished. He puts thoughts together in run-on sentences and speaks up only when it matters. But when he does, others listen.
Wally Walrus – He has big tusks, little flippers, and deep, expressive eyes. He’s newer to the hybrid family and he’s still very shy. He misses his adoptive mother, Aimee… He’s afraid of the dark and struggles to sleep without a night light… He has a sing-songy cadence. He needs to be around water.
Haley Mockingbird – She’s got a beak and walks with skinny, stork-like legs. She’s a spirited, impatient child who has opinions and isn’t afraid to express them… When she speaks, her words come out in angry bird songs or rage tweets. But she can also mimic the words and voices of others perfectly. She is usually in some kind of argument and can be a troublemaker for others.
JoJo Cat – Wide-eyed and docile, she is eternally curious about people and puzzles…If she’s in a cage, she tries to squeeze out. If she sees a light or people moving, she’s transfixed by the action. She loves to curl up into a ball and nap all day. But right as the sun sets, she engages her siblings in play for hours. She moves lightning-fast and runs circles around her playmates. She loves to groom her hair and her oversized ears.”
In addition to the above-mentioned names, Amie Donald will also reportedly be cast as Maya Monkey for Sweet Tooth season 2. Kiri-Rose Kendall is cast as Twyla, Nigel Godfrey as Herb and according to IMDb, multiple castings have been made for season 2 of Sweet Tooth, which includes:
- Caden Dragomer as Earl
- Craig Hall as Marlin
- Enroll Shand as Rufus
When can we expect Sweet Tooth Season 2 to be on Netflix?
According to Netflix’s kids and family slate announcement, the series would be returning sometime in 2023. This announcement was corroborated by Peter Friedlander while speaking to Variety. He said that season 2 would certainly debut on Netflix in 2023. However, we are in 2023 and there has been no announcement regarding the arrival of the second season. Be that as it may, we expect Sweet Tooth to return to the streaming giant sometime in the second or third quarter of 2023.
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