Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 9/27:
• Wisting – Seasons 2 & 3 (RLJ/Image)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–In Season 2, when a notorious serial killer and his mysterious accomplice escape the police Detective William Wisting (Sven Nordin) races to stop the killers before more lives are lost. In Season 3, FBI agent Maggie Griffin (Carrie-Anne Moss) returns to assist Wisting with the investigation of the brutal murder of an asylum seeker. 2-disc set.

• Hidden – Series 3 (RLJ/Acorn)
$49.99 SRP DVD

—–When a body is found in a river in North Wales, DCI Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams, Requiem) and DS Owen Vaughan (Sion Alun Davies, The Sandman) investigate the lives of two brothers: one with Down syndrome, the other his caregiver. 2-disc set.

COMING ON 10/4:
• The Other One – Series 2 (RLJ/Acorn)
$29.99 SRP DVD

—–It’s been nearly a year since their father’s sudden death revealed the existence of siblings Cat (Lauren Socha, Misfits) and Cathy (Ellie White, The Windsors) to each other – and Colin’s mistress, Marilyn (Siobhan Finneran, Downton Abbey), to his wife, Tess (Rebecca Front, Inspector Lewis). The sisters are now reeling from the news that they have a secret brother, Callum (Christopher Jeffers, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga)…whom Cathy just snogged. While Tess makes extravagant plans for spending her inheritance, Marilyn is furious to learn she wasn’t Colin’s only mistress and tracks down his other lover, Angela (Michele Austin, This Is Going to Hurt). But that backfires when Angela gets thrown out by her shocked husband, leaving Marilyn to take in the house guest from hell. Having formed a hard-won bond since Colin’s demise, can this unusual family welcome these newcomers into their lives?

COMING ON 10/11:
• Sweet Tooth – The Complete 1st Season (Warner Archive)
DVD MOD, Blu-ray MOD
(as of this writing, this title is not yet available for pre-order)
—–The end of our world is the beginning of his. Ten years ago “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd. Together Gus and the Big Man set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers: about Gus’s origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home. But their story is full of unexpected allies and enemies, and Gus quickly learns the lush, dangerous world outside the forest is more complex than he ever could have imagined. Sweet Tooth: The Complete First Season’s 8 one-hour episodes stars Christian Convery as Gus, Nonso Anozie as Tommy Jepperd, Adeel Akhtar as Dr. Aditya Singh, Aliza Vellani as Rani Singh, Stefania LaVie Owen as Bear, Dania Ramirez as Aimee and voice over narration by James Brolin. Based on the DC comic book series by Jeff Lemire, Sweet Tooth is executive produced by Jim Mickle, Robert Downey, Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell, and Linda Moran.

COMING ON 10/18:
• The Thing About Pam – The Complete Limited Series (Universal)
DVD
(as of this writing, this title is not yet available for pre-order)
—–Starring two-time Academy Award-winning actress Renée Zellweger in her broadcast television debut, The Thing About Pam is a riveting drama based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria, a shocking real-life story that became a global true-crime obsession and served as the subject of several hugely popular Dateline NBC episodes and a hit podcast of the same name. The series reveals the stunning twists and turns of this extraordinary murder case that would ultimately uncover a diabolical plot involving a seemingly ordinary woman named Pam Hupp (Zellweger). 2-disc set.

COMING ON 10/25:
• Ray Donovan – The Complete Series including The Movie (Showtime/Paramount)
$69.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Over 2 hours of special features!
—–Ray Donovan has seen it all, handled it all, and buried every shady little secret the rich and powerful could throw at him. As a preeminent fixer to the stars, Ray knows where the bodies are buried, from L.A. to New York to Boston and everywhere in between. He’s the kind of hero who gets his hands dirty, but every hero has his weak spot. Ray has the Donovans. If he’s going to outrun his family’s past and save them from themselves, Ray will have to confront the deep-rooted scars that made him what he is today: the guy who will never, ever back down when you need him most. Starring Liev Schreiber in his five-time Golden Globe–nominated role as Ray Donovan, Jon Voight in his Golden Globe-winning role as Mickey Donovan, and featuring guest appearances from Hank Azaria, Elliott Gould, Alan Alda, James Woods, Ian McShane, and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon. Experience all 82 unforgettable episodes and over two hours of special features of the award-winning drama.​ THE MOVIE: A showdown decades in the making brings the Donovan family legacy full circle. As the events that made Ray who he is today finally come to light, the Donovans find themselves drawn back to Boston to face the past. Each of them struggles to overcome their violent upbringing, but destiny dies hard, and only their fierce love for each other keeps them in the fight. Whether they stand together or they go down swinging, one thing is certain: Ray doesn’t do loose ends. Ray Donovan: The Movie is co-written by Liev Schreiber and “Ray Donovan” executive producer David Hollander, and stars Live Schreiber in his five-time Golden Globe-nominated role as Ray Donovan and Jon Voight in his Golden Globe-winning role as Mickey Donovan. 29-disc set.

• Murdoch Mysteries – Season 15 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD; $59.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–In Season 15 of this witty and charming mystery series set in Edwardian Toronto, Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries) is still reeling from the news that he has a young son, as he seeks to protect the boy from the Black Hand crime gang. Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig, Where the Heart Is) tries to trace his own wayward son, who has sprung loose from prison. Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris, Still Standing) must compromise himself to save his kidnapped girlfriend, and Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy, Durham County) confronts injustices at the hospital that push her towards a new path. In the midst of this, the team investigate death threats against Sigmund Freud, scandalous film images of actress Mary Pickford, a fatal civil-rights protest featuring W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, and a murder linked to the inventor of basketball—and they even stumble onto the private life of superspy Terrence Meyers (Peter Keleghan, Workin’ Moms).

COMING ON 11/8:
• Aqua Teen Hunger Force – Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm (Warner)
$29.98 SRP Blu-ray; $39.99 SRP 4K UHD

EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes/Alternate Cuts, Commentary, Behind The Scenes, Music Video, Digital Copy
—–The reunion TV-movie coming to HBO Max in 2023, available on Blu-ray Disc first! Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm features everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens: the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favorite perverted neighbor, Carl, as they split up then get back together to fight everyone’s favorite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil (voiced by everyone’s favorite Peter Serafinowicz) and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer (Paul Walter Hauser, who is everyone’s favorite).
NOTE: this title has been announced for high-def Blu-ray Disc and for Ultra Hi-Def (UHD) 4k disc. It has not been announced for DVD format.



SWEET TOOTH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Coming to Blu-RayTM and DVD





SWEET TOOTH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Coming to Blu-RayTM and DVD October 11, 2022

BURBANK, CA (August 9, 2022) – Produced by Team Downey and writer/director Jim Mickle, and based on the comics from DC, Sweet Tooth: The Complete First Season, arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD October 11, 2022 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Sweet Tooth: The Complete First Season features all eight heartfelt episodes from the first season and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. Warner Archive Blu-ray and DVD releases are easily found at www.warnerarchive.com and on your favorite online retailer sites. The title is also available to own on Digital via purchase from all major digital retailers.

The end of our world is the beginning of his. Ten years ago “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd. Together Gus and the Big Man set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers — about Gus’s origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home. But their story is full of unexpected allies and enemies, and Gus quickly learns the lush, dangerous world outside the forest is more complex than he ever could have imagined.

Sweet Tooth: The Complete First Season stars Christian Convery as Gus, Nonso Anozie as Tommy Jepperd, Adeel Akhtar as Dr. Aditya Singh, Aliza Vellani as Rani Singh, Stefania LaVie Owen as Bear, Dania Ramirez as Aimee and voice over narration by James Brolin. Based on the DC comic book series by Jeff Lemire, Sweet Tooth is executive produced by Jim Mickle, Robert Downey, Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell, and Linda Moran.

EIGHT ONE-HOUR EPISODES

Out of the Deep Woods
Sorry About All the Dead People
Weird Deer S**t
Special Sauce
What’s in the Freezer?
Stranger Danger on a Train
When Pubba Met Birdie
Big Man
BASICS

Street Date: October 11, 2022

BD and DVD Presented in 16×9 widescreen format

Running Time: Feature: Approx. 480 min

Audio: English 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH

About Team Downey

Team Downey is an entertainment company founded by Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr. that produces film, television, and digital properties. A two-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Downey is best known for his performance as Tony Stark in the Iron Man franchise. Susan Downey is a prolific television and film producer who has collaborated with some of the industry’s most renowned talents on a diverse list of credits. Together, the pair have collaborated on numerous notable projects, including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and The Judge. Team Downey is currently in production on season two of both the Emmy nominated series Perry Mason for HBO and the critically acclaimed series Sweet Tooth for Netflix. Team Downey is also in pre-production on The Sympathizer for A24 and HBO with Director Park Chan-wook at the helm. Downey will play an impressive five supporting roles in the series. Additionally, Team Downey is developing an untitled drama for Apple based on the Toronto Life article The Sting, and in production on the docu-series “The Bond”, as well as “Downey’s Dream Cars” both for Discovery+. “Downey’s Dream Cars” is an unscripted series that will follow Downey and a team of experts as they restore six classic cars from his own collection to make them more eco-friendly.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s physical and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC

DC, a Warner Bros. Discovery Company, creates iconic characters, enduring stories, and immersive experiences that inspire and entertain audiences of every generation around the world and is one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. As a creative division, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe Infinite digital subscription service and community engagement portal. For more information visit dc.com.

About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, WB Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.



Video: “Sweet Tooth” – Wrap on Season 2 – Netflix





Video: “Sweet Tooth” – Wrap on Season 2 – Netflix
That’s a wrap on Season 2 of “Sweet Tooth,” coming soon to Netflix.
[via press release from Netflix]
Sweet Tooth | Wrap on Season 2 | Netflix

That’s a wrap on Season 2 of Sweet Tooth! Season 2 is coming soon to Netflix.



Video: Additional DC FanDome 2021 Trailers and Clips Related to Warner Bros. Television Series





Video: Additional DC FanDome 2021 Trailers and Clips Related to Warner Bros. Television Series
“Batwoman,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “DC’s Stargirl,” “Naomi,” “Supergirl,” “Superman & Lois” and “Sweet Tooth” were among those featured.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]
BATWOMAN VIDEO: SEASON 3 TRAILER

· Holy turn of events! In this fun, retro, season three trailer, BATWOMAN’s Ryan Wilder (series star Javicia Leslie) and sometimes psycho-villain Alice (series star Rachel Skarsten) find themselves unlikely “partners in crime” in a way that’s “totally bat-chick crazy!” Bat-fans, get ready for “Batwoman & Alice”! BATWOMAN airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW. #DCFanDome #Batwoman (© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
BATWOMAN VIDEO: BATWING SPOTLIGHT

· Join BATWOMAN’s Camrus Johnson for an in-depth spotlight on the latest incarnation of Luke Fox… Batwing! Follow the journey of this iconic character from the pages of DC’s comics to his latest reappearance on BATWOMAN – but don’t call him a sidekick! BATWOMAN airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW. #DCFanDome #Batwoman (© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW VIDEO: 100 EPISODES IN 100 SECONDS

· Talk about time traveling in style! For DC FanDome 2021, DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW gave fans a mind-blowing overview of the series so far, covering 100 “out there” episodes in 100 legendary seconds! From Rip Hunter’s first welcome on the Waverider to a first look at the show’s 100th episode, the Legends – past, present and future – have been saving the timeline by mucking up history… one episode at a time! DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW. #DCFanDome #LegendsOfTomorrow (© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
DC’s STARGIRL VIDEO: SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK

· Blue Valley turns black and white in this sneak peek at the Tuesday, October 19, episode of DC’s STARGIRL (8/7c on The CW). Banished to the shadowlands, Courtney Whitmore aka Stargirl (series star Brec Bassinger) finds herself trapped in a black-and-white purgatory while her life hangs in the balance! #DCFanDome #DCStargirl (© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
NAOMI FIRST LOOK

· Get ready, DC fans… Naomi is on her way. From Oscar(R) nominee/Emmy(R) winner Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship (“Arrow”), and starring Kaci Walfall in the title role, NAOMI follows the journey of a cool, confident, comic book-loving teenager as she pursues her hidden destiny. As Naomi journeys to the heights of the Multiverse in search of answers, what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes. Here is a first-look clip from the series, coming soon to The CW. #DCFanDome #Naomi (© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
SUPERGIRL VIDEO: FAREWELL TRIBUTE PANEL

· SUPERGIRL star Melissa Benoist is joined by stars from across all six seasons of the show – including Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Azie Tesfai, Julie Gonzalo, Staz Nair, Mehcad Brooks, Jeremy Jordan, Chris Wood, and Peta Sergeant – to take a look back at the epic run of the super series. From flying rigs to fan encounters, and Kryptonians to karaoke, share in some of the cast’s funniest, favorite, and most memorable moments. SUPERGIRL airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW. #DCFanDome #Supergirl (© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
SUPERMAN & LOIS VIDEO: SET TOUR

· Smallville Gazette Exclusive! In advance of season two of SUPERMAN & LOIS, series stars Elizabeth Tulloch (Lois Lane) and Alex Garfin (Jordan Kent) give an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the interior set of the Smallville home of the Kent family with fun, insider commentary. SUPERMAN & LOIS will return for season two in midseason on The CW. #DCFanDome #SupermanAndLois (© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
SWEET TOOTH VIDEO: CHRISTIAN CONVERY FAN Q&A

· Christian Convery, who stars as everyone’s favorite deer-boy hybrid Gus on Warner Bros. Television’s DC series SWEET TOOTH for Netflix, answers fan questions about shooting in New Zealand, his favorite DC heroes, animatronic ears, and his hopes for Gus and the hybrids in season 2. #DCFanDome #SweetTooth (© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
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Things Are About to Get Even Sweeter, as Netflix Renews ‘Sweet Tooth’ for a Second Season





Things Are About to Get Even Sweeter, as Netflix Renews ‘Sweet Tooth’ for a Second Season

Netflix renewed Sweet Tooth for a second season, consisting of 8 1-hour episodes.

Jim Mickle will serve as Executive Producer, Writer, Director and Showrunner for season 2. Mickle said of the renewal, “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.”

In addition to Mickle, Team Downey’s Susan Downey, Robert Downey Jr., and Amanda Burrell; and Linda Moran will return as Executive Producers. Team Downey’s Evan Moore returns as Producer.

Oanh Ly (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”) will join as an co-executive producer for season 2.

Sweet Tooth is produced by Team Downey in association with Warner Bros. Television

Sweet Tooth is based on the DC comic book series by Jeff Lemire

Season 1 of Sweet Tooth premiered June 4, 2021; 60 million member households chose to watch it in its first four weeks.

Sweet Tooth stars Christian Convery as Gus, Nonso Anozie as Jepperd, Adeel Akhtar as Dr. Singh, Will Forte as Richard, Stefania LaVie Owen as Bear, Dania Ramirez as Aimee Eden, Aliza Vellani as Rani Singh, and Neil Sandilands as General Abbot; with James Brolin as the voice of the narrator

Official Synopsis: Ten years ago “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. After a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery) unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers— about Gus’ origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home. But their story is full of unexpected allies and enemies, and Gus quickly learns the lush, dangerous world outside the forest is more complex than he ever could have imagined. Based on the DC comic book series by Jeff Lemire, SWEET TOOTH is executive produced by Jim Mickle, Susan Downey, Robert Downey, Jr., Amanda Burrell, and Linda Moran.



Netflix Releases Viewership Figures for “Shadow and Bone,” “Sweet Tooth” and more





Netflix Releases Viewership Figures for “Shadow and Bone,” “Sweet Tooth,” “Army of the Dead,” “Fatherhood,” More
The streamer details its top films and series for the second quarter of 2021.
[via press release from Netflix]
[Excerpted from Letter to Shareholders]

Content

We launched our first original scripted TV series in 2012 and we’ve since expanded our original programming effort to many additional categories, from all over the world. Our goal is to be everyone’s first choice for entertainment because of the variety and quality of our titles. And despite the COVID-related production delays in 2020, we were able to deliver an exciting portfolio of titles in Q2’21 that exemplify this ambition.

For example, Shadow and Bone, a fantasy series based on the popular Grishaverse book series, proved to be very popular with our members. Over 55m member households chose to watch this show in its first 28 days and we’ve renewed it for a second season. Sweet Tooth, based on the beloved DC comic, was another hit series with 60m member households choosing this title in its first four weeks.

Our expansion into non-fiction series is going well. This past quarter, standout unscripted titles include season two of dating show Too Hot to Handle and social experiment reality program The Circle (an estimated 29m and 14m, respectively, chose to watch in the first 28 days) as well as the true crime docu-series The Sons of Sam (19m). We’re building out some of these unscripted titles with local versions of the same formats. As one example, Too Hot to Handle: Brazil and Too Hot to Handle: Latino will be launching later in July and September, respectively, to serve our LATAM region.

We’re also quickly growing both our live action and animated original film offering, with several impactful titles in Q2. Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead was a blockbuster as 75m member households chose to watch this action packed zombie spectacle in its first 28 days of release. As an extension to Army of the Dead, a prequel, Army of Thieves, will be released in Q4’21 along with a spinoff anime series later in 2022. Fatherhood, a dramedy starring Kevin Hart, was another hit, drawing an estimated 74m member households in its first 28 days. And Q2 also featured our biggest Netflix animated film to date with 53m member households choosing to watch The Mitchells vs. The Machines.

Last week, Netflix series and specials received 129 Emmy nominations. With 24 nominations, The Crown tied for the most nominated series. Bridgerton with 12 nominations was also nominated for Best Drama series while The Queen’s Gambit received 18 nominations including Best Limited Series. Cobra Kai, Emily In Paris and the finale season of The Kominsky Method were all nominated for Best Comedy series. Beyond this acclaim, these are also among our popular series on Netflix.

Our non-English content investments are growing both in scope and impact. Our P&L content expense for this content category has more than doubled in the past two years. Illustrating how great stories can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere, part two of Lupin from France was our largest non-English title in the quarter with 54m member households choosing this title in its first four weeks. Season four of Elite from Spain drew 37m member households in its first 28 days, while season two of Who Killed Sara? built on the success of the first season with 34m households choosing the latest installment of this gripping thriller from Mexico.

As discussed in previous letters, COVID-related production delays in 2020 have led to a lighter first half of 2021 slate that will build through the course of the year. In the first six months of 2021, content amortization grew only 9% year over year (as compared to 17% in FY20). COVID and its variants make predicting the future hard, but with productions largely running smoothly so far, we’re optimistic in our ability to deliver a strong second half slate. Through the first half of 2021 we’ve already spent $8 billion in cash on content (up 41% yr-over-yr and 1.4x our content amortization) and we expect content amortization to be around $12 billion for the full year (+12% year over year). Our Q3 slate will include new seasons of fan favorites La Casa de Papel (aka Money Heist), Sex Education, Virgin River and Never Have I Ever as well as live action films including Sweet Girl (starring Jason Momoa), Kissing Booth 3, and Kate (starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and the animated feature film Vivo, featuring all-new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda.

We’re also in the early stages of further expanding into games, building on our earlier efforts around interactivity (eg, Black Mirror Bandersnatch) and our Stranger Things games. We view gaming as another new content category for us, similar to our expansion into original films, animation and unscripted TV. Games will be included in members’ Netflix subscription at no additional cost similar to films and series. Initially, we’ll be primarily focused on games for mobile devices. We’re excited as ever about our movies and TV series offering and we expect a long runway of increasing investment and growth across all of our existing content categories, but since we are nearly a decade into our push into original programming, we think the time is right to learn more about how our members value games.



16 ‘Sweet Tooth’ Facts That Will Perk Up Your Antlers





16 ‘Sweet Tooth’ Facts That Will Perk Up Your Antlers

The new Netflix series Sweet Tooth centers on a post-apocalyptic world where a boy who’s half-human and half-deer searches for a new beginning with a gruff protector. Suffice it to say that the creative team behind the highly anticipated adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s 2009 comic book of the same name had to go to great lengths to get the look and the feel of this unique universe just right. Now that Sweet Tooth is streaming worldwide, we wanted to share 16 behind-the-scenes facts about the making of this one-of-a-kind series.

Married producing team Susan and Robert Downey Jr. executive produced Sweet Tooth. “The comics had this scope and emotional breadth of storytelling, and the characters were just so engaging,” the Oscar-nominated actor says. “We wanted to make a great co-viewing experience for parents and kids.”

To prepare for his role as Gus, Christian Convery trained in parkour. He’s been training for over two years now and loves it.

The creative team worked with climate change consultants to help craft the world of Sweet Tooth realistically.

The creative team was heavily inspired by Jim Henson and wanted to make every element of the show look as practical and handmade as possible, including the hybrid puppets. All of the baby hybrids shown in Episode 101 are real puppets.

To transform the young actors into baby hybrids, hair and makeup designer Stefan Knight and team crafted very small, delicate prosthetics that focused on key physical elements that defined each individual animal.

The character Bobby is a real animatronic puppet that had to be carefully controlled by multiple puppeteers and a harness system.

Gus’ deer ears are practical, and their movement was controlled by puppeteer Grant Lehmann through a handheld transmitter.

Convery and Lehmann would rehearse together to get the ear movement timing just right. Lehmann had to be so in sync with Convery’s facial expressions during filming, he couldn’t just watch him on the monitors because of the 300 millisecond delay. Lehmann had to physically follow Convery around as he filmed so he could have the ears react in time.

Gus’ hearing is so sensitive, if you watch closely you can see that his ears are always the first part of him to react — even before his eyes move.

Director of photography Dave Garbett and director Jim Mickle were heavily influenced by the Steven Spielberg films E.T. and Jurassic Park.

The train sequence in Episode 106 is an homage to the famous opening train sequence in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

The Essex County Zoo is a small nod to Jeff Lemire’s Essex County graphic novel.

Gus’ red plaid shirt is an homage to the character’s signature look in the comics. It took costume designer Amanda Neale seven weeks to find the right shirt, and she looked all around the world before finding just the right pattern and color scheme.

Amanda Neale designed 46 concepts for General Abbot’s costuming before landing on a final look.

The Animal Army headquarters scenes were actually filmed at a real amusement park called Rainbow’s End in New Zealand.

Orange is woven throughout the costuming and production design in the series to balance out the dark greens and browns of nature and a dystopian future. The color adds an optimistic pop, and is meant to symbolize hope.

Sweet Tooth is now available on Netflix.



Video: “Sweet Tooth” – Official Trailer – Netflix





Video: “Sweet Tooth” – Official Trailer – Netflix
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.
[via press release from Netflix]
Sweet Tooth | Official Trailer | Netflix

Based on the beloved DC Comic, and Executive Produced by Susan Downey & Robert Downey Jr., Sweet Tooth is a post-apocalyptic fairytale about a hybrid deer-boy and a wandering loner who embark on an extraordinary adventure. All episodes of Sweet Tooth premiere June 4th, 2021, only on Netflix.



Video: “Sweet Tooth” – Teaser Trailer – Netflix





Video: “Sweet Tooth” – Teaser Trailer – Netflix
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.
[via press release from Netflix]
Sweet Tooth | Teaser Trailer | Netflix

Based on the beloved DC Comic, and Executive Produced by Susan Downey & Robert Downey Jr., Sweet Tooth is a post-apocalyptic fairytale about a hybrid deer-boy and a wandering loner who embark on an extraordinary adventure. All episodes of Sweet Tooth premiere on June 4, 2021, only on Netflix.



Human/Animal Hybrids Journey Through a Post-Apocalyptic Paradise in “Sweet Tooth”





Human/Animal Hybrids Journey Through a Post-Apocalyptic Paradise in “Sweet Tooth,” A New Netflix Series Based on Characters from DC
The eight-episode series comes from Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell.
[via press release from Netflix]
HUMAN/ANIMAL HYBRIDS JOURNEY THROUGH A POST-APOCALYPTIC PARADISE IN “SWEET TOOTH,” A NEW NETFLIX SERIES BASED ON CHARACTERS FROM DC

Series from Team Downey and Warner Bros. Television Developed by Executive Producer/Director Jim Mickle, with Beth Schwartz (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) As Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner

Sweet Tooth is the broad appeal, family-friendly, storybook adventure 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.

Format: One-hour; eight episodes

Starring: Christian Convery (Beautiful Boy, Tiger Rising, Playing With Fire), Nonso Anozie (The Laundromat, Zoo, Game of Thrones), Adeel Akhtar (Les Misérables [TV series], Victoria & Abdul, The Big Sick) and Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth, Saturday Night Live), with James Brolin (Life in Pieces, Amityville Horror, Westworld) as the voice of the narrator.

Executive Producer / Writer / Director / Co-Showrunner: Jim Mickle (Hap and Leonard, In the Shadow of the Moon, Cold In July)

Executive Producer / Writer / Co-Showrunner: Beth Schwartz (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Warner Bros. Television Group overall deal)

Executive Producers: Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell; and Linda Moran

Producer: Team Downey’s Evan Moore

Studio: Team Downey in association with Warner Bros. Television

Based on characters created for DC by Jeff Lemire