Hulu has given a pilot production order to an adaptation of the DC Vertigo comic “Sweet Tooth” shepherded by Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey banner and Warner Bros. Television.
“Hap and Leonard” alum Jim Mickle is writing and directing the pilot and will exec produce with Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran.
The project is based on the comic book series created by Jeff Lemire. “Sweet Tooth” is billed as a coming-of-age drama revolving aorund Gus, a boy/deer hybrid who leaves home to find the world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins up with ragtag family of hybrids and humans and winds up discovering a vast conspiracy.