Netflix‘s latest big comic book adaptation, the attention-taking Sweet Tooth series, which has science fiction & fantasy genre, was released on Netflix on June 4, 2021. 96% of users liked the show on Netflix. It also has an 8.2-point rating on IMDB; 98% of critics score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 92% audience score. With these scores, we can say that season 1 currently boasts a fascinating impression. The fact that two of the producers are Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan Downey, is another factor that makes the series appealing to fans. Netflix changed a lot from the original Jeff Lemire’s comic, which has the same name as the show. The series chronicles the adventures of Gus. He is half a man and half a deer. He meets a traveler named Jepperd. He begins to question their past and search for his family in a post-apocalyptic world. After the first season, fans began to look for a second season. So is there a renewal by Netflix? Let’s remember the series and take a look at all that is known about the second season.
What is Sweet Tooth’s plotline and what happened so far?
The world has ended with a leftover disaster. A deadly virus called H5G9 has destroyed most of humanity. The remaining population is struggling to survive with the main problem of strange human-animal hybrid babies that have started turning up in the decade after the apocalyptic plague. Some of the people, like Last Man, seek to hunt the hybrids down; other ones are choosing to save and shelter the unfortunate kids. The story focuses on the adventures of a human-deer hybrid called Gus and his adult friend Tommy Jepperd. They travel around and get in all sorts of trouble. The whole season has been a never-ending series of discoveries for Gus, who started the show with barely any world knowledge. His travels with Jepperd are full of excitement and danger. However, the world crashed down when Gus learned that he is a genetic experiment and that his supposed biological parents, Birdie, and Bubba, were actually affiliated with the laboratory. Gus learns that he was created. General Douglas Abbott’s last men also take over Aimee’s preserve and capture its hybrid children. The kids are now prisoners and subject to experiments by the conflicted doctor Singh who does not actually like what he is doing but remains desperate to find a cure for the sick.
Despite all this awfulness, there is a glimmer of hope. Gus is happy to find other hybrids. Thanks to his ability to speak, he saves himself from the scalpel. Besides, a cliff-hanger at the end of the episode makes it clear that Aimee and Jepperd are gearing up for the rescue operations. The season finale, called the Big Man, puts Tommy Jepperd and his past trauma at the center. We also learned that when Tommy’s wife gave birth amidst the apocalyptic chaos, he panicked and ran away from her and their child. When he saw that the baby was a human-sheep hybrid, he never sought for either of them again. His cowardice and loss weigh heavily on him. That is why he decides to help Gus. It is an attempt to redeem his past mistakes. It gets even more tragic when the Last Man ruins the moment by shooting Jepperd. Fortunately, Aimee is able to rescue him before he succumbs to the injury. Bear has a difficult time at the ending of Sweet Tooth season 1. The viewers can now see how awful her life has been. We learn her back story, starting with her real name Rebecca Walker, also known as Becky, and why she ended up with the Animal Army. Bear lost her parents to the sick, had her hybrid little sister taken away, and wandered around until she met Tiger and started her new life. Later we learn that Wendy is Bear’s long-lost sister. Also, it is very surprising to see that Gus’s mother is still alive. The potential Sweet Tooth season 2 just gained a very powerful player.
Will there be a second season of Sweet Tooth?
The shooting of the first season started in 2019, and we watched it two years later. Even though a Season 2 renewal seems certain for the audience, Netflix has not officially announced the new season yet. Sweet Tooth was the most-viewed thing on Netflix over its premiere weekend. So, it can be said that It is not yet clear if there will be a second season of the series, but things are looking pretty promising. The comic’s story lasted over 40 issues, and the first season of the show only looked at the very beginning of that journey. It is seen that the first series only covered a third of the original story, meaning that there could easily be potential for at least two more seasons. As there were eight episodes in the first season, the second season tends to consist of eight episodes as well.
Netflix has not yet renewed the series for a second season, therefore there are estimated dates rather than an exact date. We can expect to see Sweet Tooth season 2 in December of 2022 or January of 2023. Besides, we can see its trailer in October or November of 2022. If the show gets renewed soon, Sweet Tooth Season 2 could be good to go as early as mid-2022. We hope the dates will become clear in the coming days after renewal. Sweet Tooth season 2 would ideally need to begin filming as soon as possible to convincingly pick up where the cliff-hanger left off since child actors age more quickly and noticeably than adults.
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