Sweet Tooth season 2 release date, teaser and everything we know so far

Sweet Tooth season 2: Christian Convery as Gus/Sweet Tooth
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It's already time to start talking about Sweet Tooth season 2, so if you haven’t already streamed the entire first season of Sweet Tooth on Netflix, what are you waiting for? Not yet one of the best Netflix shows (but we're considering it), Sweet Tooth season 2 is actually almost here!

Based on Jeff Lemire’s successful comic book series, the show follows a young boy who’s half-human, half-deer named Gus as he navigates the cruel and strangely beautiful world left behind after a mysterious illness known as “The Sick” hits the planet. To say it’s addicting is an understatement.

Given that Sweet Tooth’s first season was watched by more than 60 million households since its release in June 2021, it’s no surprise that Netflix decided to renew the series for season 2. The news was announced earlier this week, sending fans into a frenzy of excitement about returning to Jeff Lemire's post-apocalyptic world after the "Great Crumble." 

While the next season will no doubt continue the story of Gus, many of the details of what we can expect from the new batch of episodes is still very much up in the air. However, there are a few things we know (or can at least take a good guess at) when it comes to Sweet Tooth season 2. 

Sweet Tooth season 2 release date confirmed

Our early guess was "late 2022 or possibly even early 2023," and the latter's been proven correct. Just not that early.

Netflix announced that Sweet Tooth season 2 will arrive on April 27, 2023. 

Sweet Tooth season 2 teaser

The official description from Netflix accompanying the Sweet Tooth season 2 teaser states that "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."

Sweet Tooth season 2 filming

Sweet Tooth season 2: when does it enter production?

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There’s no word on whether or not Sweet Tooth's second season has begun filming or when it might if it hasn't already. However, given the large scale of the production and the fact that post-production to insert and finalize CGI and other special effects is likely to be pretty lengthy, shooting should begin in the coming months if it hasn't already in order to ensure season 2 is on track for a timely release. 

Despite being set in the United States, season 1 of Sweet Tooth actually filmed in New Zealand and was one of the only productions allowed to do so in 2020 as the country was on lockdown. For continuity purposes, it’s likely the show will return to New Zealand for season 2.

Sweet Tooth season 2 cast 

Sweet Tooth season 2: Cast

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The following cast members are official for Sweet Tooth season 2:

  • Christian Convery as Gus
  • Nonso Anozie as Jepperd
  • Adeel Akhtar as Dr. Singh
  • Stefania LaVie Owen as Bear
  • Dania Ramirez as Aimee Eden
  • Aliza Vellani as Rani Singh
  • Naledi Murray as Wendy
  • Neil Sandilands as General Abbot
  • Marlon Williams as Johnny Abbot
  • Christopher Sean Cooper Jr. as Teddy 
  • Yonas Kibreab as Finn
  • James Brolin as the voice of the narrator

Sweet Tooth season 2 plot 

Sweet Tooth season 2: Plot

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The first season ended in a pretty tough place: Gus was finally captured by Abbot, who's taken over the Preserve and wants to find a cure by allowing Singh to experiment on hybrids. While Jepperd and Amy plan to save the kids from the lab, that doesn't necessarily mean they'll be successful, and if they are, what the fallout from that rescue attempt will be. 

Sweet Tooth season 2 will likely focus largely on the fight between Abbot and Gus's new adopted family, at least for the first half. However, there's also the fact that Gus has managed to make contact with his "dead" mother, who's apparently in Alaska. How that relationship will develop and what will be revealed of Gus's mother's life and past (because you just know there are some bombshells there) will be interesting to watch play out.

Jennifer Still

Jennifer is a writer and editor from Brooklyn covering all things entertainment, lifestyle, and tech. She has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, Glamour, Bon Appetit, Decider, and many more and spends her days writing about all the shows, movies, and music she's obsessed with. She's always fuelled by iced coffee and hates slow walkers.

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