1.Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan Downey, are executive producers of the series Sweet Tooth, choosing the story because they wanted a "great co-viewing experience for parents and kids."
2.The pilot was shot over a year before the rest of the series, and the show creators were worried that Christian Convery, who plays Gus, would obviously age between episodes — luckily, this hasn't been the case.
4.He also read the comics by Jeff Lemire, which the show is based on, several times over.
5.And he did a lot of research into deers and how they move and react to ensure authenticity in his performance.
6.There are nods to Lemire's other works in the show — the Essex County Zoo is named after the Essex County graphic novel, and Gideon Place is named for Gideon Falls.
7.Gus is named after Lemire's son — Lemire wrote the comic when his wife was pregnant with the real Gus.
8.Nonso Anozie, who plays Tommy Jepperd, said he had to really fight for the role because so many people wanted it.
9.Anozie had five combat lessons to prepare for the role and did his own fight scenes in the show.
10.The bulk of the series was filmed during the pandemic in 2020, and so some scenes hit all too close to home for those involved. "On set, you could hear a pin drop,” executive producer Amanda Burrell said of filming certain pandemic-heavy scenes.
11.All the baby hybrids are real puppets, inspired by the work of Jim Henson.