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Robert Downey Jr. Announces New Hulu Pilot Production of Sweet Tooth!

Robert Downey Jr, also known as Iron Man, a major icon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has announced that Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan’s company Team Downey is in the process of getting a pilot in order for Hulu. Though the iron clad super hero is a part of the Marvel Universe, he will be dipping his hands into the DC Vertigo universe with a comic book called Sweet Tooth.

 

 

Image via Deadline

Image via Deadline

 

The project has been in the works for a while and now a pilot is in the works, Team Downey is partnering with Jeff Lemire, the creator of Sweet Tooth. Sweet Tooth centers on a rural post-apocalyptic world where some people are animal hybrids, the story centers on Gus, a young deer-boy who, after his father dies, is pushed into an unexpected adventure where he encounters cultists and many other strange fingers in this unique coming-of-age story.

 

 

Image via Vertigo Comics

Image via Vertigo Comics

 

Partnering with Warner Bros., Team Downey will be producing the drama, Jim Mickle, co-creator of Sundance TV series Hap and Leonard, will be taking of the helm of writing and directing Sweet Tooth. Along with collaborators Linda Moran and Amanda Burrell. The new show will join the roster of other Vertigo comic adaptations such as iZombie, Lucifer, Preacher and Constantine. The show is sure to get a lot of viewers, this is a unique story that is sure to get viewers sucked into its apocalyptic coming of age story line.

 

 

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