The Netflix original series is about a husband-and-wife realtor team, Joel and Sheila Hammond, whose suburban lives are upended after Sheila (Barrymore) continues to live after her heart stops beating – and develops a taste for human flesh. The couple are generally optimistic about Sheila’s new status as an undead person (the family agrees the term “zombie” is “inherently negative”), but her inability to control her hunger forces the Hammonds to take drastic measures.
Culling from the Dexter playbook, the family decides to feed Sheila’s hunger by only killing people who deserve it. “I guess the prototype would be a young, single Hitler,” Joel cracks as the Hammonds go about gutting the neighborhood.
Santa Clarita Diet also stars Liv Hewson, Ricardo Chavira, Skyler Gisondo and Nathan Fillion. The series arrives on Netflix February 3rd.