Santa Clarita Diet star Drew Barrymore reveals the plot details of her upcoming TV series and she guaranteed it is not what many think it is.
Barrymore hints that Santa Clarita Diet will not have heavy drama but it does not lack sweetness as well. The actress calls it “optimistic” despite its plotline.
The series is about husband and wife Santa Clarita realtors, Sheila (Barrymore) and Joel Hammond (Timothy Olyphant), and their teenage daughter Abby (Liv Hewson). Sheila and her pot-smoking husband are not fully happy with their lives until the changes in her that will surprisingly lead to good things in their life.
So What is the Plot of Santa Clarita Diet?
SlashFilm notes that when creator Victor Fresco first announced the new Netflix series, he did not mention anything about cannibalism. It was only teased that the female lead character will go through a dramatic change which will send her family lives down “a road of death and destruction.”
Barrymore finally reveals that the “dramatic change” is actually Shiela’s death in the premiere episode and eventually, her hunger for human flesh. The couple will then have to satisfy Sheila’s uncontrolled hunger of human meat.
The actress describes to USA Today her character’s transformation as Cro-Magnon type of evolution. “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,” she says.
Though Santa Clarita Diet story is siding on the dark side of comedy, the actress assures there is a real optimism to the show. “I don’t want to watch a show about a couple fighting and falling apart … It’s not heavy, but it’s not lacking in a sort of sweetness … But it’s also got bite and backbone and balls.”
Actor Nathan Fillion (Castle) will also appear in the series as the rival realtor of the Hammond couple. Barrymore also serves as the executive producer of the show.
The 10-episode Santa Clarita Diet will start streaming on Netflix starting on Feb. 3.
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