Season 2 of Sweet Tooth has been officially completed. After the DC Comics series was a huge success on Netflix in 2021, a quick season 2 order was placed. Here’s our comprehensive guide to what we know so far about Sweet Tooth season 2 including what new characters are going to feature, what we can expect and when we’re getting our next news dump.
Sweet Tooth is based on Jeff Lemire's comic. It was released on Netflix June 4, 2021. This is Warner Brothers Television, DC Entertainment and Team Downey.
The series is set in a post-apocalyptic future where a viral pandemic wipes out most of the world’s population. The series also features the birth of hybrid children. Gus is a boy half-human, half-deer who lives in remote locations with his dad.
With the basics out of the way, let’s now check out what we know so far about season 2:
Sweet Tooth got a small update at Netflix’s Geeked Week on June 6th, 2022.
The cast cheered on set when it was announced that filming has officially ended on season 2. The filming ended slightly earlier than originally planned, with an expected end date of June 10, 2022.
Nonso Anozie, who plays Tommy Jepperd in a brief clip, spoke out about the end of filming. He said:
“It’s been a long journey and it’s been very hard work but it’s been amazing fun and I can’t wait to share with you on what happens in season 2.”
Dania Ramirez, who plays Aimee on the show, added:
“The stakes are higher, the battles are bigger, [and] the mean guys are meaner.”
Netflix requires that shows put in numbers to be renewed. While we don't know exactly what the figures should be, Sweet Tooth met them and was thus renewed.
FlixPatrol data and our tracking indicated that the show was popular in nearly all Netflix regions. We’ve seen this year that most shows that can stick in the top 10s in at least one region for around 30 days are going to get a new season.
The show was in America's top 10 for approximately 30 days. The UK had 32 days. FlixPatrol's monitoring of Netflix in almost all regions indicates that the show is a huge success worldwide.
According to newly available “hours viewed” top 10 data, we know that the series was watched for a total of over 34 million hours between June 27th and July 11th. Unfortunately, data from before June 27th is not available.
|Week Period||Hours Viewed(M)|
|July 4th, 2021 to July 11th, 2021||13,100,000|
|June 27th, 2021 to July 4th, 2021||21,350,000|
In addition, in Netflix’s Q2 2021 earnings report, they revealed how many people had sampled the show (watched at least two minutes). Within the first 28 days, 60,000,000 people had viewed the show.
It also received a positive review with Metacritic giving it a 7.4 score and critics rating it a 78. The show has a rating of 7.9 on IMDb.
Nielsen also featured the show in the top 10, recording 3,213,000,000 minutes viewed so far. This data is only applicable to the United States.
The announcement of the second season did leak a little bit before Netflix’s socials officially unveiled the second season with numerous members of the cast and other parties receiving chocolate with a big number 2 on the front.
A note was included with the chocolate bar.
“To a very special fan of a very special show. You’re amongst the very first to hear that Sweet Tooth has been renewed for Season 2.”.
We were informed hours later that Sweet Tooth season 2 would indeed be coming to fruition.
First, there was the news that Season 2 would consist of 8 hour-long episodes.
Jim Mickle, the showrunner for Sweet Tooth made a statement about 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.”
Oanh Ly joins season 2 as co-executive producers.
As the show is following the comics quite closely (albeit it’s much lighter than the comics), you’ll know there’s plenty more story to tell.
We finally know where Gus’s mother is (Alaska) so we could see their voyage north. It’s believed that she’s up there searching for the cure.
Gus was captured by The Last Men at the close of Season 1. He is being saved by a plan. Big Man, despite being severely wounded appears to have made it through his injuries.
These are the top recaps of the last episode.
Also, we hope to learn more about the source of the virus that caused these mutations. Although we won't see this information in the series, it was revealed in issue 26 of the comics. There’s a good summary of how the virus came to be from DigitalSpy but only read if you’d rather know before it gets revealed in the show.
More fan theories about what season 2 will bring are available here.
Taking place on October 16th, 2021, Sweet Tooth had a small segment at this year’s DC Fandome event.
DC teased before the time:
“Warner Bros. Television will offer a look at new seasons of Batwoman, The Flash, Superman & Lois, and Sweet Tooth; a farewell tribute to Supergirl as it approaches its epic conclusion after six seasons; a celebration of 100 episodes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow; a first look at forthcoming new drama Naomi; and a sneak peek at an upcoming episode of DC’s Stargirl.”
The segment we actually got was quite small given the show had only really just aired and production hadn’t began on a new season yet.
We did manage to get a brief Q&A from Christian Convery.
These are just a few of the highlights:
We were informed that Sweet Tooth was being cast in September and August 2021.
Specifically, the show’s second season was casting a range of new hybrids (some of which have featured in the comics and others that haven’t).
Four new hybrids were first announced in August 2021. They are the following:
“Finn Fox – Mostly human with fox ears, red fur and a bushy foxtail. Sly and wary, he’s brand new to the hybrid family. He’s seen the good and bad of humans, so he can be distrustful at times, even to other hybrids like Gus. He’s brave, confident and can be a little sneaky, like he’s got a trick up his sleeve. His parents taught him to speakbefore they died, but he’s not polished. He puts thoughts together in run on sentences, and speaks up only when it matters. But when hedoes, others listen.
Wally Walrus – He has big tusks, little flippers, and
deep, expressive eyes. He’s newer to the hybrid family and he’s still very shy. He misses his adoptive mother, Aimee, who has been working to make him feel more comfortable with the group. He’s afraid of the dark and struggles to sleep without a night light. When he speaks, his words come out in song lyrics. He has a sing-songy cadence. He needs to be around water.
Haley Mockingbird – She’s got a beak and walks with skinny, stork-like legs. She’s a spirited, impatient child who has opinions and isn’t afraid to express them. The only problem is, her words are limited. When she speaks, her words come out in angry bird song or rage tweets. But she can also mimic words and voices of others perfectly. She is usually in some kind of argument and can be a troublemaker for the others. But she’d rather antagonize adults than her siblings.
JoJo Cat – Wide-eyed and docile, she is eternally curious about people and puzzles. Basically everything. If she’s in a cage, she tries to squeeze out. If she sees a light or people moving, she’s transfixed by the action. She loves to curl up into a ball and nap all day. But right as the sun sets, she engages her siblings in play for hours. She moves lightning fast and runs circles around her playmates. She loves to groom her hair and her oversized ears. Humans and other animals are allergic to her.”
In addition, a casting call in September 2021 from the National Foundation for Deaf & Hard of Hearing revealed that they were looking “for talented kids who may be deaf, hearing-impaired HOH and kids versed in NZSL Sign Language,”
We can confirm through casting calls and production forms that season 2 will begin in January 2022, and continue right until the end of summer. Variety Insight reports that filming was initially scheduled to end on May 31, 2022.
For those who don’t know, season 1 was in production for 135 days across 72 sets. The show was filmed entirely in New Zealand, which will continue for season 2.
Season 2 was notablelly filmed in Auckland, Warkworth and New Zealand.
On January 18th, 2022 Christian Convery posted on Instagram indicating that they’re back on set. Alongside the photo was the caption: “So good to be back with my awesome homie and Stunt Double @liamjreynoldss Let’s do this!”
Convery spoke to Tresa Magazine during production about the possibility of reuniting the cast for season 2. He said:
“Reuniting with the cast for filming Season 2 was AMAZING! The anticipation of seeing each other again was so exciting as we all made great effort to keep in contact with phone calls, FaceTime, text messages and seeing each other when we could! I think being able to hang out with each other when not filming was also a great indication of just how special our Sweet Tooth family is.”
Filming ended in June 2022, as we have previously covered in Geeked Week.
Susan Downey talked about the reasons they selected New Zealand to produce Sweet Tooth.
“Filming in New Zealand gave us a really beautiful and exaggerated landscape that played perfectly into the look we were going for, because unlike many post-apocalyptic stories where everything’s kind of gray and dusty with crumbling buildings, the central idea for Sweet Tooth was that nature was reclaiming everything. We created this idea of “storybook dystopia,”meaning everything had to be lush and green and heightened. The setting was absolutely perfect for the storytelling.”
We had originally predicted that season 2 would be available on Netflix by 2022, but this is no longer the case. Instead, we’re expecting season 2 of Sweet Tooth on Netflix sometime in Q1 or Q2 2023.
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