Hulu has handed out a pilot production order for an adaptation of the DC Vertigo comic “Sweet Tooth” at Team Downey and Warner Bros. Television.
The story is based on Jeff Lemire’s coming-of-age comic of the same name and follows Gus, a boy/deer hybrid who leaves home to find the world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins up with a ragtag family of hybrids and humans and winds up discovering a vast conspiracy.
“Hap and Leonard” co-creator Jim Mickle is writing and directing the pilot and will executive produce with Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran. Mickle recently helmed the Boyd Holbrook-led drama “In the Shadow of the Moon” which hits Netflix next year.