Good news for fans of Sweet Tooth on Netflix: the show will get a season 3. The bad news? The third season will also be the show’s last.
The news of Sweet Tooth’s renewal comes less than a week after the season 2 premiere on Netflix. The second season debuted on April 27, and brought in 48.3 million viewing hours within its first four days.
“In a lot of ways, it’s exactly the story that I imagined we would tell. And in a lot of ways it takes on its own life,” said creator, showrunner, and executive producer Jim Mickle. “At the beginning, I think you set out to tell these landmark pieces of Gus’ story and the big pieces of the comic book, but the beauty of long-form storytelling and Gus’ journey over 24 episodes is the characters themselves tell you what they want to be. The crew and cast bring so much depth and point of view to who the characters are and where they’ve come from and where they’re going.”
The release from Netflix states that season 3 was already filmed in New Zealand.
“Season 3 is an Arctic story with exciting new adventures and what we hope will be a satisfying conclusion to this epic tale. Gus is going to see a side of the world and humanity that he didn’t see in Season 1 or 2,” teased Mickle.
Several cast members will be upped to series regulars in season 3 of Sweet Tooth, including Rosalind Chao (Zhang) and Amy Seimetz (Birdie). New series regulars include Cara Gee (Siana) and newcomer Ayazhan Dalabayeva (Nuka).
Sweet Tooth is based on the DC comic series by Jeff Lemire. It takes place in a world where “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids — babies born part human, part animal. Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them.
You can stream the first two seasons of Sweet Tooth on Netflix now.