Sink your teeth into the new trailer for Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. Barrymore and Olyphant play Sheila and Joel Hammond, a married couple whose lives are turned upside down after Sheila dies and then returns as a flesh-craving real estate agent. The family is in on Sheila’s big secret and the trailer shows Sheila’s hubby and two kids will be assisting her in her quest for fresh meat.
Santa Clarita Diet is set to premiere on February 3, 2017, with all 10 episodes of the half hour comedy available at 12:01am PT. Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted) created the series and executive produces along with Barrymore, Olyphant, Tracy Katsky, Aaron Kaplan, Chris Miller, and Ember Truesdell.
In addition to Barrymore and Olyphant, Santa Clarita Diet stars Liv Hewson as their rebellious daughter, Abby, and Skyler Gisondo as Eric, their son who happens to be an undead expert that doesn’t like the negative connotations attached to the word zombie. Ricardo Chavira, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, and Richard T. Jones co-star, and Nathan Fillion and Andy Richter will appear as season one guest stars.
“This woman who is undead is really going through a rebirth,” explains Barrymore. “She just wakes up and sees things around her that she had blinders on to before. … I just was excited about what (this role) could be and how it could really be a physical transformation, an emotional transformation and a behavioral transformation.”
“You take out the fact that my wife and I are killing and eating people, (and) it feels like a family show,” said Olyphant. “It feels like a show about a marriage, and a family, a real teenager with real teenage problems.”
Series creator Victor Fresco revealed the series stems from the question of what happens in an adult relationship when one partner changes. ““These are two people who have loved each other for 25 years, and that love is as strong as ever. But when Sheila wakes up one morning feeling and acting differently, she and Joel face the challenge of keeping their marriage and family together while handling this new, very stressful situation,” explains Fresco.
Watch the Santa Clarita Diet trailer: