Netflix’s Best Series Finally Gets Season 2 Release Date After Far Too Long

Sweet Tooth season 2 will release on Netflix on April 27th.

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Updated

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It’s been almost two years since this adorable action-adventure drama series debuted as a Netflix Original Series, and now Sweet Tooth is officially getting a second season, and the release date is coming up quickly. The series is based on a DC series by Jeff Lemire, and, according to ComicBook, Lemire was able to spend more time on set and can confirm that the show’s sophomore season will be similar to the source material. Here is everything you can expect for Sweet Tooth season 2 after its release on April 27th.

Sweet Tooth season 1 premiered on June 4, 2021, on Netflix. The show follows Gus (Christian Convery), a young hybrid boy who is part human and part deer. Gus is one of many children born with this hybrid phenomenon that began to occur in kids born after The Great Crumble, a societal collapse that was caused by a viral global pandemic known as the Sick. Because no one knows much about hybrid children, many people fear them, and they are hunted, so Gus lives in the wilderness with his father.

In Sweet Tooth season 1, Gus’s father dies, leaving him to fend for himself at the age of nine. When Gus finds a photograph of his mom with the word “Colorado” on it, he decides to make the trek across the country to find his long-lost mother. When Gus leaves, he is attacked by hunters and saved by Tommy Jepperd, aka “Big Man” (Nonso Anozie), who protects Gus throughout the season. 

The series was critically acclaimed and received a 97 percent Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes, with an Average Audience Score of 87 percent. Sweet Tooth quickly became one of Netflix’s throng of hit original series, including Wednesday, Stranger Things, and The Crown. Now that the show will officially return on April 27th, fans are excited to see where the story will go.

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Netflix has given an official synopsis for the second season of Sweet Tooth, describing how the next season will show how the characters struggle with a deadly new wave of the Sick while Gus and other hybrids are being held prisoner by General Abbot (Neil Sandilands). To help the hybrids, Gus agrees to help Dr. Aditya Singh (Adeel Akhtar) and thus begins a dark journey that will end up with him learning more about his mother (Amy Seimetz) and her role in The Great Crumble.

Unlike drawings in a comic book, child actors age. Fans have posed the question of how producers will handle Christian Convery’s growth between seasons when Gus remains the same age in the comics. However, the Sweet Tooth showrunners have this all figured out and have decided to have the show age with Convery. 

Executive producer Beth Schwartz says that because this is a coming-of-age story, the protagonist grows as they come, well, of age. So, Gus’s growth is natural to the plot of the story, and producers are able to use Convery’s aging to show how Gus handles things at different stages of life. 

Sweet Tooth comic book writer Jeff Lemire is excited for season 2, saying that he was on set during filming and saw how the series was coming together. While he wasn’t able to give any details about the second season (more than the published synopsis), he did say many of the things that happen in the next chapter come directly from the comic books.