Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant to star in Netflix series
Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant are teaming to star in a Netflix romantic comedy series.
The two household-name actors will topline Santa Clarita Diet, about husband-and-wife realtors leading “vaguely discontented lives” in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita, until Barrymore’s character goes through a dramatic change “sending both their lives down a road of death and destruction — but in a good way.”
For Barrymore, this marks the first TV series regular role for the Scream and Boys on the Side actress since 1992 (which was a short-lived project called 2000 Malibu Road).
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And for Olyphant, the casting answers the question of what the Emmy-nominated star of FX’s Justified was going to choose as a follow-up series (aside from a recent guest arc on Fox’s The Grinder).
Said writer-producer Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted): “The genius of casting Timothy and Drew, combined with my comedic … oh wait, that’s Cindy’s quote. I agree with what Cindy is about to say.”
Said Cindy Holland, Netflix vice president of original content: “The genius casting of Timothy and Drew combined with Victor’s unique comedic sensibility will delight, and definitely surprise, our members around the world.”
Santa Clarita Diet will launch in 2017.
Santa Clarita Diet