Skip Nav
The Voice Coaches Sing Mashup on The Tonight Show Video
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Voice Coaches Sang an A Capella Mashup of Their Greatest Hits, and It's Pretty Brilliant
Gifts For Men
Even Andy Cohen Would Probably Want These 22 Real Housewives Gifts
Will Witches Be on More Seasons of American Horror Story?
American Horror Story
We Haven't Seen the Last of the Witches on American Horror Story
Holiday Entertainment
20 Elf Quotes Perfect For Using Every Day of the Holiday Season
Best Pranks on The Office Video
Viral Videos
Someone Compiled the Best Pranks From The Office, and Now I'm Cry-Laughing

Santa Clarita Diet Netflix TV Show Details

Drew Barrymore's Netflix Comedy Is a Lot Darker and Grislier Than You Think

While going over the upcoming slate of new shows for Netflix, it's pretty easy to skip over Santa Clarita Diet. On the surface, it looks like a fluffy, lighthearted comedy set in suburbia. Upon a second look (complete with telling promotional images), there's much more to the series than meets the . . . eyeball. It turns out, Drew Barrymore is actually playing a zombie, and the "diet" at hand is "pure protein," "totally organic," and "100% flesh." Have we piqued your interest yet? Get the details on the tongue-in-cheek show below.

1. The Cast

The main player is of course Barrymore as Sheila, and Timothy Olyphant is on board as her hunky salt-and-pepper husband, Joel. Other major stars include Ramona Young, whom you might recognize from Man Seeking Woman and The Real O'Neals, and Natalie Morales, who portrayed Lucy on Parks and Recreation. Also, Nathan Fillion is reportedly making a cameo!

2. The Details

According to new details from USA Today, Sheila actually dies at the beginning of the series. "Presumably, she has been exposed to something — although we don't know what — which is making her feel a bit off," creator Victor Fresco revealed. Sheila and her husband must satiate her newfound hunger while keeping her, um, predicament under wraps. They start with raw meat but eventually must move on to human flesh.

ADVERTISEMENT

3. A Few Extra Tidbits

For Barrymore, this show seems to have come at a perfect time. "My whole personal life was falling apart . . . I don't want to watch a show about a couple fighting and falling apart, I can't handle it right now. It's not heavy, but it's not lacking in a sort of sweetness, if you will. But it's also got bite and backbone and balls." She also called it "a very perfect recipe for 2017" and said "I had no idea in early 2016 when I was trying to figure out if this was even possible that it would be so right for my life . . . I like things that are easy to digest. Pun intended."

The actress also revealed something else: it's not just an average zombie show. "What if she finds herself, and we do this sort of Cro-Magnon type of evolution with her over the course of the 10 episodes. No gimmicks, no prosthetics, just an awakening." Seems like Sheila could have a whole new life experience in addition to her sudden hunger for human meat.

4. The Premiere Date

The show is dropping on Feb. 3, which means we have less than a month until we get to the meat of the show, so to speak. Can your stomach handle it?

Image Source: Netflix
From Our Partners
How Did Dolly Parton Get Involved in Netflix's Dumplin'?
Dumplin' Netflix Movie Reactions and Funny Tweets
A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 Trailer
Who Plays Bo Larson in Dumplin'?
What Is Netflix's The Umbrella Academy TV Show About?
Triple Frontier Trailer
Stranger Things Season 3 Episode Titles
Best Gifts For To All the Boys I've Loved Before Fans
Jonah Hill Five-Timers Club Monologue on Saturday Night Live
Drew Barrymore's Instagram For Olive's Birthday 2018
Princesses Save the World TV Series
Are Drew Barrymore and Justin Long Dating Again?
From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds