In just over a month, Netflix’s adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth returns for its second season—and the first teaser shows that things aren’t exactly going to get easier for the deer-boy Gus (Christian Convery) and his fellow hybrids, who may or may not hold the cure for the awful Sick.
A gentleman in this teaser makes this claim—that hybrids are key to the cure—but he does not seem the most trustworthy type. And the hybrids have pretty good reason not to trust humans, generally speaking.
Netflix offers a fairly elaborate summary for this season of Sweet Tooth:
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.
The show comes from the multi-talented Jim Mickle, who is its showrunner, executive producer, writer and director. Sweet Tooth returns to Netflix on April 27; all eight episodes of season two arrive at once.