Having played Marvel hero Iron Man Over the past decade, actor and Hollywood icon Robert Downey Jr. has made the leap to DC for Netflix’s upcoming post-apocalyptic series. Greedy. Now, the actor, who is an executive producer on the series alongside Susan Downey, has offered insight into his approach to adapting Jeff Lemire’s sweeping epic, why they felt they needed to make certain changes, and what drew him to the project in the first place. .
“We heard there was a great series of graphic novels. And it had this incredible emotional breadth of storytelling.”
Although the Netflix adaptation found it necessary to make some changes to the source material, in particular, adding several new characters and giving the show a much lighter tone than expected, Robert Downey Jr.. assures fans that he will stay true to what made Lemire’s story so great.
“As we start to see the newspapers, I think ‘this is perfect’, as if the novel has just continued.”
Addressing the lighter tone, Susan Downey said, “We felt like we could really stick to the issues, but make it a more enjoyable place. I just hope that people have the experience that we have with our children when we snuggle up on the couch and all of it. they watch together. ” Certainly fans of the original Greedy will have some ideas about this …
Candy Tooth’s own writer and creator Lemire has applauded the changes made by Netflix saying, “Some of the best parts of the show are some of the new characters. Seeing something you created in a sketchbook walking in front of you on a set filming – it’s wonderful. “
Based on the DC Comics Vertigo comic series of the same name by Jeff Lemire, which originally ran in 40 issues from 2009 to 2013, Greedy picks up on a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by human-animal hybrids. Ten years ago, ‘The Great Crumble’ wreaked havoc on the world, sparking the mysterious appearance of hybrids – babies born part human and part animal. Unsure whether hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them.
After a decade of living safely in their secluded home in the woods, a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery) unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together they embarked on an extraordinary adventure through what remains of America in search of answers about Gus’ origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home. But his story is filled with unexpected allies and enemies, and Gus quickly learns that the lush and dangerous world outside the forest is more complex than he could have ever imagined.
Led by Christian Convery as the main character and deer boy, Gus, and Nonso Anozie as the unlikely protector of his Gus, Tommy Jepperd, the series will feature a cast that includes characters such as Adeel Akhtar as Dr. Singh, Will Forte as Gus. ‘father, Dania Ramirez as Aimee, Neil Sandilands as General Steven Abbot, Stefania LaVie Owen as Bear, and Aliza Vellani as Rani Singh. The series will also be narrated by Hollywood icon James Brolin. Created for the screen by Jim Mickle, Greedy It will air on Netflix starting June 4, 2021.