Jeff Lemire’s having a big week.
Deadline reports that Lemire’s Vertigo series, Sweet Tooth, has been ordered to pilot by Hulu. The pilot will be written and directed by Jim Mickle, co-creator of Hap and Leonard, and produced by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey’s Team Downey.
This comes just days after news that Legendary has optioned Lemire and artist Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer universe for development in film and television.
Written and drawn by Lemire, Sweet Tooth ran for 40 issues from 2009 until 2013. The series tells the story of Gus, a young orphan who happens to be a human/animal hybrid, attempting to survive—and learn the truth about who and what he is—in a world ravaged by plague. He’s joined in his journey by a man named Jepperd, who reluctantly agrees to look after Gus in his journey.
Sweet Tooth would be Hulu’s second comic-based series, after Marvel’s Runaways.