As a deadly new wave of the Sick bears down, Gus (Christian Convery) and a band of fellow hybrids are held prisoner by General Abbot (Neil Sandilands) and the Last Men. Looking to consolidate power by finding a cure, Abbot uses the children as fodder for the experiments of captive Dr. Aditya Singh (Adeel Akhtar), who’s racing to save his infected wife Rani (Aliza Vellani). To protect his friends, Gus agrees to help Dr. Singh, beginning a dark journey into his origins and his mother Birdie’s (Amy Seimetz) role in the events leading up to The Great Crumble. Outside the Preserve, Tommy Jepperd (Nonso Anozie) and Aimee Eden (Dania Ramirez) team up to break the hybrids free, a partnership that will be tested as Jepperd’s secrets come to light. As the revelations of the past threaten the possibility of redemption in the present, Gus and his found family find themselves on a collision course with Abbot and the evil forces that look to wipe them out once and for all. (courtesy Flickering Myth)
We are swimming in stories drawn from one vision of an apocalyptic future or another.
Contrary to what you might think, these gained, rather than diminished in popularity, during the worst of the COVID pandemic, and one of the brightest lights in this resurgent genre has been Sweet Tooth, the superlative adaptation of the graphic novels of the same name by Jeff Lemire.
Filled with substantial storytelling, compelling characters and a rewarding balance of the action-oriented epic and the emotionally intimate – see the review of Sweet Tooth season 1 – Sweet Tooth takes another masterful step forward with its second season, the teaser trailer for which has just been released.
It shows that our intrepid young antlered hero Gus (Christian Convery) is done being pushed around by others and is ready to face up to violent bullies like General Abbott and to embolden his fellow human/animal hybrids to fight for their right to be live and to be treated as equal members of society.
It looks like an exciting and necessary tilt in the narrative which will come alive again with new storytelling when Sweet Tooth season 2 hits Netflix on 27 April.