No family is perfect.
Netflix is serving up a second course of their quirky and fun family zombie drama “Santa Clarita Diet” on March 23, 2018. The first taste comes in the form of the official trailer, which is covered from wall-to-wall in blood. In “Santa Clarita Diet”, Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby (Liv Hewson), until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction…but in a good way. Now that her transformation is out of the way, Season 2 promises to explore more of the mythology and origin of Sheila’s ailment, while introducing more infected characters into the mix. It’s just as goofy and amusing as the inaugural season, while also looking to maximize the bloodshed. If you enjoyed the first season, this looks like it’s going to be just as filling.
“Picking up right where we left off, Season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet finds the Hammonds trying to adapt to Sheila’s now-advanced undead state — even though she’s desperately working to hold on to her suburban lifestyle and not be defined as just another monster. Unfortunately — while the family has become markedly better at murder — the number of missing people in Santa Clarita is starting to pile up and it’s no longer going unnoticed. Meanwhile, the Hammonds are chasing the source of the virus so they can stop it from spreading and save humanity — which seems important. Through it all, Sheila and Joel are grounded by their unconditional love for one another. Sure, being undead — or loving someone who is — isn’t always easy, but don’t all relationships have their challenges?”
Joel McHale and Maggie Lawson guest star as Chris and Christa, married realtors in Santa Clarita — and a more successful, more aggressive version of Sheila and Joel. In addition, Gerald McRaney guest stars as Ed Thune, a retired army colonel who Joel finds very intimidating, and Zachary Knighton guests as Paul, the chill descendent of Serbian ancestors who has been tasked with pursuing the truth of the undead, no matter who or what stands in his way.