I don’t know about you, but I really enjoyed the first season of Netflix’s original zombie-comedy “Santa Clarita Diet“ starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant.
Thus, I am looking forward to the upcoming second season, which should be hitting us this spring. And speaking of the second season, today Netflix unveiled some casting news and first look pics from Season 2.
The new cast includes:
- Joel McHale and Maggie Lawson as “Chris and Christa, married realtors in Santa Clarita — and a more successful, more aggressive version of Sheila and Joel.”
- Gerald McRaney as “Ed Thune, a retired army colonel who Joel finds very intimidating.”
- Zachary Knighton as “Paul, the chill descendant of Serbian ancestors who has been tasked with pursuing the truth of the undead, no matter who or what stands in his way.”
“Santa Clarita Diet” Season 2 first look photos can be found below, so give them a look-see and then let us know what you think!
Season 2 debuts this spring. Check out Season 1 right HERE.
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.
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?