“I want to shake s*** up,” declares Drew Barrymore‘s zombie mom Sheila Hammond in the trailer for Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet” Season 2. “I don’t want to stop living just because I’m undead!” (Watch the trailer above.) Last year viewers of the horror comedy watched as Sheila became infected with a virus that slowly transforms her into a zombie. With the help of her supportive husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant), Sheila will continue battling her cannibalistic urges in the second season, which streams March 23 on Netflix.
“Are you chewing The Post?” asks Sheila’s daughter Abby (Liv Hewson) when she catches her mother eating a newspaper down in the basement. Sheila spits out the clump of paper and responds, “Mommy’s going a little crazy down here. So, I need to get out. I know you’re worried I’m gonna go out there and kill somebody, but think about all the people I haven’t killed! Literally everyone in the world … except three people.”
Elsewhere in the Season 2 trailer, we see quick images of special guest stars Joel McHale, Maggie Lawson, Andy Richter, Zachary Knighton and recent Emmy winner Gerald McRaney. Skyler Gisondo also returns as Eric, the Hammonds’ neighbor. “Santa Clarita Diet” was created by Victor Fresco, who serves as showrunner. Fresno was previously nominated at the Emmys for producing “Mad About You” (1995) and writing “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” (2002).
The first season of “Santa Clarita Diet” was heralded by TV critics, with Robert Bianco (USA Today) raving, “Death as it appears in all its gory glory can also be a stomach-wrenching experience. But for those who can muscle through, the reward is one of the most joyous, hilariously dark comedies to come our way in many a season.” And Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine) noted, “The show’s hilarious screwball spirit is so infectiously appealing, even at it’s most appalling, that all 10 episodes fly by in a wacky, icky rush.”
Barrymore is a two-time Emmy nominee, as an actress for “Grey Gardens” (2009) and as a producer for “Olive, the Other Reindeer” (2000). Olyphant, meanwhile, received one Emmy bid in 2011 as Best Drama Actor for “Justified.”
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