Netflix has finally unveiled the meaning behind the title of new series Santa Clarita Diet.
Starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, Santa Clarita Diet centers on husband-and-wife realtors Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore), who live in the L.A. suburbs with their teenage daughter Abby (Liv Hewson). Sounds normal enough, right? But their lives begin heading “down a road of death and destruction” when Sheila dies and comes back to life as a zombie.
As new photos from the show reveal, Sheila returns to the land of the living with a newfound joie de vivre — plus a craving for raw meat and humans (the show’s titular diet).
“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,” Barrymore told USA Today. “I just really enjoyed just shedding a snakeskin with her, so it became a really fun obstacle that I wasn’t even planning for but seemed so conducive and fun and healthy for my own life.”
Showrunner Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted) executive-produces the quirky comedy alongside Barrymore, Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller, and Ember Truesdell.
See the bloody images below.
The 10-episode first season premieres Feb. 3 on Netflix.