We’ve got our first peek at what’s in store for the third season of The Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix’s clever horror-comedy series about zombies in an affluent California suburb. It’s what you’d get if the CW’s hipster comic/horror procedural, iZombie, grew up and moved to the suburbs: same bloody, bonkers humor with more pastels and fake pasted-on smiles.
(Some spoilers for first two seasons below.)
The series centers on Joel and Sheila Hammond (Tim Olyphant and Drew Barrymore, respectively), married real estate agents who find their lives irrevocably altered after Sheila has an extreme upchucking incident while showing a house to prospective clients. She thinks it’s a bad case of food poisoning but soon begins to crave human flesh. The upside: she feels better than she has in years, and her increased libido kick-starts the Hammonds’ previously humdrum sex life into overdrive.