The Santa Clarita Diet series is the latest comedy from Netflix featuring Drew Barrymore in a role unlike anything she has done before.
Santa Clarita Diet is a dark comedy premiering on Netflix on February 3. However, early promo ads for the story point to something exciting for fans to watch out for. Indeed, it appears reminiscent of iZombie with a comedic twist.
Indeed, the story intrigued Drew Barrymore who plays the role of Sheila Hammond. Consequently, it led to her saying yes to the project. The actress hesitated earlier owing to the rough patch in her personal life, according to USA Today.
Drew Barrymore talks about her character in Santa Clarita Diet
“What if she finds herself, and we do this sort of Cro-Magnon type of evolution with her over the course of the 10 episodes. No gimmicks, no prosthetics, just an awakening. I just really enjoyed just shedding a snakeskin with her, so it became a really fun obstacle that I wasn’t even planning for but seemed so conducive and fun and healthy for my own life,” Barrymore said.
The Santa Clarita Diet cast includes Timothy Olyphant who stars as Joel, Sheila’s husband. According to TVLine, both work as realtors in California. Nathan Fillion guest stars as their rival real estate agent. They also have a teenage daughter named Abby played by Liv Hewson.
In the course of the 10 episode series, they encounter obstacles along the way. For starters, they work hard to keep Sheila’s cravings in check. In addition, they have to deal with their teenager as well as with neighbors. Nonetheless, the actress sees optimism in the Santa Clarita Diet show.
“I don’t want to watch a show about a couple fighting and falling apart, I can’t handle it right now. It’s not heavy, but it’s not lacking in a sort of sweetness, if you will. But it’s also got bite and backbone and balls. I think it’s a very perfect recipe for 2017, and I had no idea in early 2016 when I was trying to figure out if this was even possible that it would be so right for my life,” Barrymore added.
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