Netflix has just shared new photos from the upcoming series Santa Clarita Diet starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant (Justified). Barrymore and Olyphant are featured in the first photos, with two of the new pictures designed to look like diet campaign ads. In addition to starring in Santa Clarita Diet, Barrymore and Olyphant are executive producers along with showrunner Victor Fresco, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell.
Netflix has set a Friday, February 3, 2017 worldwide release date for the comedy series. Commenting on the series, Netflix vice president of original content Cindy Holland stated, “The genius casting of Timothy and Drew combined with Victor’s unique comedic sensibility will delight, and definitely surprise, our members around the world.”
In a recent interview with USA Today, Barrymore confirmed the mysterious new diet her character will be following has to do with eating people. Series creator Victor Fresco explained that Barrymore’s character will be feeling sick in the series opener and then her health will go downhill. She’ll die and will be turned into a functional zombie of sorts (think iZombie). “Presumably, she has been exposed to something — although we don’t know what — which is making her feel a bit off,” said Fresco.
Olyphant’s additional credits include Snowden, Mother’s Day, The Grinder, The Office, Damages, The Crazies, and A Perfect Getaway. Barrymore’s recent filmography includes Miss You Already, Blended, Family Guy, and Big Miracle.
The Plot: In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby (Liv Hewson), until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction…but in a good way.