Sweet Tooth, is Netflix’s TV adaptation of the limited comic book series by Jeff Lemire. It hit the streaming service on Friday, but fans of the original comic will discover that filmmaker Jim Mickle has thoroughly reimagined it on its way to the small screen. Both versions of Sweet Tooth share the same wild premise. Human civilization gets laid out flat by a pandemic. That briskly kills off most of the population, while simultaneously, women begin delivering “hybrid” babies that are half-human, half-animal.
Season 2 of the post-apocalyptic fairy tale series Sweet Tooth recently dropped on Netflix. It is pitting the gentle, antler-bearing Gus and his fellow animal/human hybrid children against the menacing Last Men. The finale brought that season-long conflict and captivity storyline to a dramatic and satisfying climax (see you never, General Abbot). It also concluded by sending the kids off on a whole new adventure.
The plot of ‘Sweet Tooth’ Season 2
The main plot is ready about a decade after this collapse. As the remaining human survivors attempt to find a cure for the pandemic while the hybrids do. It is shunned and feared by most humans, who seek freedom and self-determination.
Season 2 focuses primarily on rescuing the hybrids from Abbot’s clutches and getting Aditya (Adeel Akhtar) to work on a cure. The hybrids are attempting to remain strong in the face of adversity and devise a plot to escape the zoo.
Meanwhile, Aditya is very close to discovering a treatment. However, things go awry when the samples he examines come back positive. The doctor is uncomfortable because he has been unable to discover a treatment for his wife.
In other news, the hybrids escape the zoo with the assistance of Gus (Christian Convery) and Aimee. They leave the property and travel to Yellowstone National Park. However, the situation remains risky for them since General Abbot is still following them and wants to murder every single hybrid for destabilising his goal to establish a society that is not “sick.”
‘Sweet Tooth’ had some ‘last of us’ Vives
The stories are held together by a clear similarity. A post-apocalyptic trek across the country in search of a hope that may not exist. However, in Sweet Tooth, it’s difficult to tell who has The Sick. In The Last of Us, except for Ellie, it’s easy to see when someone is infected or not. Yet in Sweet Tooth, there is much more peaceful respect among people.
Sure, if they discover you have The Sick, they’ll tie you to a chair inside your own house and then kill you by burning it down, but even with that, it has a better view of humanity than The Last of Us. The Last Men exist, and a few do seek to profit from the chaos of the world, but Sweet Tooth believes in humanity. It believes that we can be better, even in times of adversity. I wish The Last of Us had as much faith in us.
Will there be a Season 3 of Sweet Tooth?
Netflix has yet to announce whether a third season of Sweet Tooth has been commissioned. So, likely because the second season has only just started streaming and a decision has not been made regarding the show’s future. However, if a third season does happen, it could be the show’s last. Sweet Tooth is an adaptation of a DC comic which ran for 40 issues. Also, the storylines that have already played out on-screen have covered material from roughly the first two-thirds of the comic’s entire plot. It is leaving room for one more season to bring Gus’ story to a close.
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