Drew Barrymore's Family Sitcom Has Secretly Been a Zombie Show All Along

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Drew Barrymore has a new show coming to Netflix on February 3 called Santa Clarita Diet. Exactly what type of diet that title refers to had previous been a mystery. Now we know it refers to human flesh.

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USA Today reveals that the show is actually about Barrymore’s character dying and slowly developing a taste for human flesh, all while maintaining her relationship with her husband and daughter, and keeping up with her suburban Californian real estate business.

But, this is not merely a horror show. Horror is just one aspect of it.

“There’s a real optimism to the show,” Barrymore told the paper. “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.”

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Timothy Olyphant (Justified) plays Barrymore’s husband, and Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle) is a rival agent. The show was created by Victor Fresco, who also did the similarly offbeat Better Off Ted for ABC and Andy Richter Controls the Universe for Fox.

A Drew Barrymore dark comedy in which she plays a zombie mother? That sounds pretty wonderful to us.

Ten episodes of the Santa Clarita Diet will come to Netflix February 3.

[USA Today]

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Timothy Olyphant (Justified) plays Barrymore’s husband, and Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle) is a rival agent. The show was created by Victor Fresco, who also did the similarly offbeat Better Off Ted for ABC and Andy Richter Controls the Universe for Fox.

Wow this sentence completely sold me.