‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Season 2 Gets a March Premiere Date

Santa Clarita Diet Season 2
Liv Hewson, Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant in ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Season 2 (Photo Courtesy of Netflix)

Just days after unveiling a batch of photos from the upcoming season, Netflix has announced Santa Clarita Diet season two will premiere on Friday, March 23, 2018. The announcement was accompanied by a meme featuring the series’ stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as Sheila and Joel Hammond doing their best to act like a normal suburban couple.

In addition to Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, the season two cast includes Liv Hewson as Abby and Skyler Gisondo as Eric. The second season guest stars include Joel McHale and Maggie Lawson as Chris and Christa, married realtors in Santa Clarita and a more successful, more aggressive version of Sheila and Joel. Gerald McRaney plays Ed Thune, a retired army colonel who Joel finds very intimidating. And Zachary Knighton is featured as Paul, the chill descendant of Serbian ancestors who has been tasked with pursuing the truth of the undead, no matter who or what stands in his way.

The Santa Clarita Diet Season 2 Plot: In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew 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.

Picking up right where we left off, season two of Santa Clarita Diet finds the Hammonds trying to adapt to Sheila’s now-advanced undead state — even though she’s desperately working to hold on to her suburban lifestyle and not be defined as just another monster. Unfortunately — while the family has become markedly better at murder — the number of missing people in Santa Clarita is starting to pile up and it’s no longer going unnoticed.

Meanwhile, the Hammonds are chasing the source of the virus so they can stop it from spreading and save humanity — which seems important. Through it all, Sheila and Joel are grounded by their unconditional love for one another. Sure, being undead — or loving someone who is — isn’t always easy, but don’t all relationships have their challenges?