The promos for Netflix’s new comedy-horror series Santa Clarita Diet will change your life

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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.”

But enough babble, take a look at how the Santa Clarita Diet will change your life – and if you order now we’ll even throw in a set of free steak knives.

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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Did anyone else get flashbacks to Veridian Dynamics infomercials? What do you think?

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.

Last Updated: January 10, 2017

  • MonsterCheddar

    Uhmmm….

  • MonsterCheddar

    My wife might love this. But then again, she loves 7de Laan.

  • So a zombie series? Rather gimme the next season of iZombie.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Yeah iZombie was the first thing that sprung to mind when I was reading up on this. Same, but different.

  • GooseZA

    It’s going to be weird seeing Olyphant not playing Raylan Givens after 6 seasons of Justified (watch it if you haven’t, AMAZING), but this looks interesting!

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