Jeff Lemire: Everything we know about his four TV/film adaptations

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Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Lemire, Sweet Tooth
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Jeff Lemire has a lot of comic book film and TV properties on the horizon and we look into what we can expect from them.

Canadian comic creator Jeff Lemire is a made man on the shelves. His creator-owned series have been nominated for awards while his work for Marvel and DC is regarded as some of the best from the big two in the last decade. Now four of his original series are being adapted for television.

As of writing this, there is no definitive timetable for if and when these projects will go into production. Being optioned for TV or film is not a guarantee that we will see a pilot, and some of these projects were first reported more than 2 years ago. But Lemire’s track record as an engaging storyteller has fans waiting with bated breath for more information.

Sweet Tooth – Netflix

An eight-episode miniseries based on Sweet Tooth was announced in May with Robert Downey Jr.’s production company, Team Downey, heading the project.

Jim Mickle (Stake Land, Cold in July) is tapped to write and direct with Beth Schwartz (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) on board as an executive producer. The show will follow the story of Gus, played by Christian Convery (Playing With Fire), a young boy/deer hybrid as he ventures away from his home in the woods for the first time.

Nonso Anozie (Artemis Fowl) will co-star as Jepperd – a mysterious hunter that discovers Gus in the woods and promises to bring him to The Preserve, a safe zone for human/animal hybrids. The pair must navigate a post-apocalyptic version of Nebraska after a sickness of apocalyptic proportions has ravaged the human population.

Will Forte and James Brolin are also set to appear.

Sweet Tooth debuted for DC Comics Vertigo in 2009. DC announced Sweet Tooth: The Return in August. Lemire will team with artist Jose Villarubia (Promethea) in what DC is calling a “bold re-imagining of the Sweet Tooth mythology.” The first issue is slated to release on Nov. 3.