SWEET TOOTH: Season 2 is on Netflix and we pick up right where Season 1 left off. Nothing is going well for the title character, but that doesn’t stop him from continuing to fight. It’s dark and yet hopeful. Read our full Sweet Tooth Season 2 review here!
SWEET TOOTH: Season 2 is finally coming to Netflix with eight new episodes. A new version of the Sick – called “Doomsday” for obvious reasons – is sweeping across the world. Of course, this also increases the need to find a cure before every last remaining human is dead.
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Unfortunately, the young hybrids (such as Gus AKA Sweet Tooth) are needed to create a cure. In fact, they’re also needed to create a potion that can help those already infected. Getting what you need from a hybrid means killing the young human-like beings. Not something the doctor wants to do but he needs to do it.
Read our full Sweet Tooth Season 2 review below. Find the eight new episodes on Netflix from April 27, 2023.
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It’s been almost two years since season 1 of Sweet Tooth came out, so I can really recommend watching a recap. Especially as Sweet Tooth Season 2 picks up right where Season 1 left off. Nothing is going well for young Gus, the little deer-human hybrid boy. That’s why this series is so notoriously dark yet hopeful.
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When season 2 begins, Gus (Christian Convery) is being held prisoner along with a group of fellow hybrids. The man holding them prisoner is General Abbot (Neil Sandilands) along with his army of “Last Men” soldiers.
Side note: I cannot understand why they can’t get a better American accent from Neil Sandilands. It gets quite distracting when it becomes apparent that he is very much an American and not a South African like the actor. Having said that, he is otherwise absolutely brilliant in the role. I can see why he was cast!
General Abbot is looking to find a cure. Not just to help all of mankind, but rather to have complete power. The hybrid children are the source of finding a cure, while the captive Dr. Aditya Singh (Adeel Akhtar) is meant to produce it. He has plenty of reason to work fast as his wife, Rani (Aliza Vellani) is infected.
Big Man and the “mom” of Gus
As we discovered at the end of season 1, Gus doesn’t really have parents in any conventional sense. He was made in a lab, where his “mom” was a scientist and his “dad” worked as a janitor of sorts. The “dad” managed to sneak Gus out of the lab when everything went awry and the virus (known simply as “The Sick”) started killing people.
When season 1 began, Gus’ father figure “Pubba” (Will Forte) was living with Gus in the woods. There Gus was learning how to survive, but Pubba got the Sick and died before finishing Gus’ education. To avoid more people dying and to help his hybrid friends, Gus is now working with Dr. Singh to find a cure. First, by finding out where he himself came from.
Meanwhile, season 2 does actually begin with us seeing Gus’ “mom”. She’s in Alaska and clearly looking for something. We also get to see old footage of her with Gus as a baby. This is also when we discover the origin of the name Gus. The scientist/mother figure is Birdie (Amy Seimetz), who inadvertently helps Dr. Singh through old research.
We also get to see what’s going on with Big Man aka Tommy Jepperd (Nonso Anozie) and Aimee Eden (Dania Ramirez). The two have to team up to get the hybrids away from General Abbot. It’s the kind of teamwork that is tested when Jepperd’s secret past is revealed – by himself, I should add.
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Just like season 1, this second season of Sweet Tooth also has eight episodes. With all the stories covered in the season, it makes good sense. Also, I should mention that while there are a lot of fluffy and cute hybrids in this series, it is also a brutal and apocalyptic series.
More so, almost, in this second season than the first time around.
In the first season, we needed to be introduced to many core characters. This time around, we get to the tougher parts of the story faster. Sure, there are still moments of fun and hope, but these moments are always interrupted by something brutal. Consider yourself warned and make sure you watch this with kids instead of leaving them to it on their own.
Season 2 of Sweet Tooth is out on Netflix globally from April 27, 2023.
Gus and his fellow hybrids are held captive by the Last Men in order to find a cure for the Sick. To save his friends, Gus must find new strength as he uncovers the origins of The Great Crumble.