Well, Netflix sure doesn't twiddle its thumbs when it's got something it likes. Netflix has really ben booming lately with content, with successful adaptations like A Series of Unfortunate Events and original hits like Stranger Things. The streaming service only receivedSanta Clarita Diet, a black comedy starring Drew Barrymore, two months ago and the results must be good. Netflix has now officially renewed the show for a second season, continuing the story and trials of a suburban zombie. More cannibalism shenanigans are the one the way!
The renewal of Santa Clarita Diet comes not even two months after the show debuted on February 3. Created by Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted), Santa Clarita Diet will air new episodes in 2018. A specific date or number of episodes has yet to be given. The 10-episode first season stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as Sheila and Joel, husband and wife realtors living perfectly normal lives in a Los Angeles suburb with their daughter Abby (Liv Hewson). However, when Sheila becomes suddenly ill (there's lots of puking) their lives take a sudden turn as she finds herself with an unusual appetite. Turns out, Sheila has somehow become one of the undead, andf she and Joel must appease her appetite for human flesh or else they'll have a full on epidemic on their hands.
The show has received largely positive reviews, with the biggest praise going towards the cast, frequent laughs, and engaging premise. However, the show sure as hell loves gore, and the frequent bloody showings might not be up everyone's alley. This isn't the cute kind of zombie gore that you'd find in iZombie either; this is the ripping arms off and eating the still-beating heart of your enemies kind of gore, all of which is juxtaposed with the setting and humor, making the show an interesting experience for sure.
Santa Clarita Diet made its own video celebrating the renewal, which I've provided for you down below. It should give you a pretty clear idea on the level of gore and humor I've been talking about.
There is no premiere date announced for Season 2 but be sure to check back in with CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated with new information as it becomes available. In the meantime, why don't you stop by our midseason and summer premiere schedules to better plan out your future TV viewings? And for everything else coming to Netflix, here's out Netflix upcoming premiere schedule. Why not check out our rundown of 2017 TV cancellations and renewals while you're at it?
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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