By Marissa Martinelli | 18 January 2017
SLATE — As far as zombies on television go, Drew Barrymore might just be the most adorable there is. In the first full-length trailer for Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet, Barrymore stars as Sheila, an ordinary California realtor whose life is turned upside down—or in her case, inside out—by a mysterious illness that stops her heart and makes her crave human flesh. For most, that would be alarming, but it turns out Sheila’s new diet boosts productivity and confidence. “I can parallel park in one move now!” she chirps.
But being a monster doesn’t mean Sheila has to be a monster, so she and her husband (Timothy Olyphant) decide that only people who deserve to be eaten should become zombie chow and set about targeting them. It’s a little bit Dexter and a little bit Desperate Housewives, all from Better Off Ted creator Victor Fresco.
Santa Clarita Diet premieres on Netflix Feb. 3.