We have the first three stills released from the new season of Santa Clarita Diet.
EW.com gives us the good news that Santa Clarita Diet will premiere season 2 next month!
Hungry for more, um, flesh? There’s not long to wait; Netflix has set the season 2 premiere date for Santa Clarita Diet for late March.
When the flesh-eating zombie horror-comedy returns March 23, we find Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) attempting to maintain a some kind of normalcy in their lives while hiding the fact that people are going missing in the Californian suburb as Sheila feeds her need for blood and guts and they search for a cure for the zombie virus.
The new season also adds some recurring new faces and a bunch of guest stars, including Joel McHale, Gerald McRaney, Zachary Knighton, and Maggie Lawson. McHale and Lawson step into the shoes of Chris and Christa, a successful, type-A married realtor couple who expose Joel and Sheila’s competitive streak. Castle and This Is Us star Gerald McRaney also joins the cast as Ed Thune, a retired army colonel Joel finds intimidating, while Zachary Knighton plays a laid-back Serbian Californian on a ruthless quest to uncover the truth about the undead. Check out EW’s first look at the Rolodex of guest stars here.
The first season of Santa Clarita Diet is available to stream on Netflix now before the second season drops on March 23.
Variety shares that Drew has joined a new Netflix series.
Netflix has greenlit a comedy series with stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, Variety has learned. Titled “Santa Clarita Diet,” the single-cam project hails from creator Victor Fresco.
“Santa Clarita Diet” follows Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore), a married couple who are real estate agents leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending both their lives down a road of death and destruction — but in a good way.
“The genius of casting Timothy and Drew, combined with my comedic … oh wait, that’s Cindy’s quote. I agree with what Cindy is about to say,” Fresco said in a statement — showing off his comedy chops.
Netflix’s Cindy Holland said, “The genius casting of Timothy and Drew combined with Victor’s unique comedic sensibility will delight, and definitely surprise, our members around the world.”
Fresco will serve as showrunner, writer and exec producer, along with Barrymore and Olyphant who will pull double duty, also exec producing. Kapital Entertainment and Kapital-based KatCo are both behind the Netflix production with Aaron Kaplan and Tracy Katsky both exec producing. Barrymore will produce by way of her Flower Films shingle with the company’s Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell also set as EPs and Nancy Juvonen as a producer.
Olyphant most recently came off of FX’s critically acclaimed series “Justified.” For Barrymore, the project marks her first regular series role.
“Santa Clarita Diet” is slated to launch in 2017 on Netflix.