Sweet Tooth has received an early renewal order at Netflix. Numerous sources confirm to What’s on Netflix that the show will be returning for a third outing ahead of the second season debut on Netflix in April 2023.
Developed by Jim Mickle and based on the comic book by Jeff Lemire, Sweet Tooth first made its debut on Netflix back in June 2021 to rave reviews and, according to Netflix, had been watched by 60 million households.
The series stars Nonso Anozie, Christian Convery, Adeel Akhtar, and Stefania LaVie Owen.
Following the first season’s success, the show was renewed for a season 2 towards the end of July 2021.
Season 2 of Sweet Tooth is confirmed to be among the roster of the 2023 series coming to Netflix. It was filmed throughout the first half of 2022, officially wrapping on June 10th, 2022. Just recently, it’s been confirmed that season 2 will release on Netflix on April 27th, 2023.
That brings us to season 3.
Typically, we have to wait until shows have dropped onto Netflix and a few weeks’ worth of stats have become available, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for Sweet Tooth securing an extremely early season 3 renewal order.
Thanks to multiple sources and people attached to the production, Netflix has seemingly given a renewal order in advance.
According to their respective CVs and professional profiles, multiple crew members have worked on season 3 of Sweet Tooth since late summer 2022. An executive at Netflix also listed Sweet Tooth season 3 within their profile.
It’s unclear if and when season 3 will get into full production, and of course, we’ll have to wait for official word from Netflix.
As you may know, DC recently released its big 8-10 year strategy with James Gunn announcing a slate of 10 new film and television projects. Notably, two of Netflix’s DC titles weren’t mentioned and, instead, believed to fall under the Elseworlds banner.
This new plan has affected some DC productions (like the ending of Titans, for example), but projects sold elsewhere don’t seem to be affected.
The Sandman is the other DC project that’s currently exclusive to Netflix and has been renewed for more episodes.