Hulu Orders “Sweet Tooth” Pilot

Jim Mickle. Photo by David Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (7868551t)

Hulu has ordered Sweet Tooth pilot based on the comic from Team Downey.

The pilot production helmed by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey will adapt the stories of the characters created for DC Vertigo by Jeff Lemire for the small screen. Team Downey is producing the project with Warner Bros. TV.

According to Variety, Hap and Leonard’s alum Jim Mickle is penning and directing the pilot with the Downeys executing producing alongside Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran.

Sweet Tooth is a coming-of-age drama revolving around Gus, a boy/deer hybrid who leaves home to find the world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins up with a ragtag family of hybrids and humans to find answers and winds up discovering a vast conspiracy that makes him question his very existence.

The Sweet Tooth pilot joins recent Vertigo property adapted to television, including iZombieLucifer, Preacher and Survivors’ Club.