Santa Clarita Diet is the upcoming Netflix Original comedy-horror series from veteran series writer / producer Victor Fresco, who has names including the likes of Mad About You, My Name Is Earl, and one of my personal favourites – Better Off Ted, to his credit.
It stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as Shiela and Joel, a suburban couple whose lives take a turn for the better and/or worse (depending on your point of view) when Shiela dies and becomes a zombie with an insatiable craving for human flesh.
The official, brief, and not very informative show synopsis is as follows:
“Sheila and Joel, a married couple, are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. When Sheila dies, their lives take a dark turn.”
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Okay so while these don’t show us anything about the actual series, they do give us an indication of the tone it’s going for – and that’s definitely off-beat and quirky. While I’ve never been much of a Barrymore fan, I do like Olyphant as an actor, and I’m quite curious to see what they do together with Fresco given the greater freedom they’ll all enjoy to create something darker on Netflix.
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Santa Clarita Diet’s 13 episode long first season is due to go live on Netflix on 3 February. It stars Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Ricardo Chavira and Skyler Gisondo.