Sweet Tooth release date announced for New Zealand-shot season two

A release date for the New Zealand-shot Netflix series Sweet Tooth has been announced.

The second season of the show will be returning to the streamer on Thursday, April 27.

It was shot entirely in New Zealand, with filming taking place in Auckland, Waikato and Otago.

The post-apocalyptic science fiction series was first released nearly two years ago and was widely praised for its vision of the Jeff Lemire graphic novel. It was executive produced by Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr and his wife Susan Downey.

Speaking on the release of season one, Downey said New Zealand was perfect for the series.

"Filming in New Zealand gave us a really beautiful and exaggerated landscape that played perfectly into the look we were going for because unlike many post-apocalyptic stories where everything's kind of grey and dusty with crumbling buildings, the central idea for Sweet Tooth was that nature was reclaiming everything."

The show centres around Gus, a lovable boy who's part human and part deer, who searches for family and home with a gruff protector.

Set in a world where society collapsed due to a viral pandemic of a disease known as the Sick, the show became famous for its realisation of hybrid babies that are born part human and part animal.

In the show's second season, 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, the show's synopsis says.

Included in the cast for season two is singer Marlon Williams who will play Johnny Abbot. He briefly appeared in season one of the show.