As Netflix continues to expand its ever-growing slate of original programming, it was only a matter of time before the streaming network opted to tackle one of pop culture’s most iconic subjects: zombies. But if you think Santa Clarita Diet will be an attempt to capture the post-apocalyptic horror of The Walking Dead, think again.
The new series features Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as Sheila and Joel, a pair of California realtors who must cope with the fact that Sheila seems to have passed away and returned from the dead with a hunger for raw flesh.
Check out the trailer for Santa Clarita Diet below.
The blend of comedy and horror feels like new territory for Netflix, and after Olyphant’s lengthy run on Justified, it’s refreshing to see him trying something a little different. Whether or not Santa Clarita Diet becomes the next big health craze remains to be seen, but it certainly looks like it’ll have plenty to offer.
Santa Clarita Diet will debut February 3, exclusively on Netflix.
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.