When we first glimpsed the title of Drew Barrymore’s buzzy new Netflix series, we nearly flew into a rage. Santa Clarita Diet called to mind images of Khloé Kardashian’s ill-conceived weight loss show, Revenge Body. We knew Barrymore, as a working actress, must be somewhat into fitness. We also knew her to be besties with lifestyle guru and junk food watchwoman Gwyneth Paltrow. But how could the storied comedienne have possibly reached tacky-diet-promoter status?
She hadn’t. Turns out the show is more Jennifer’s Body than Jenny Craig. Here’s the series’ official description, per Netflix: “Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction…but in a good way.” In short, Barrymore plays a bored suburban mom turned zombie and, it follows, cannibal. But much like Dexter, Sheila has a strict moral code: She only eats “real bitches.”
Watch the full, hilarious trailer below, check out the Santa Clarita Diet website, then mark your calendars for Santa Clarita Diet‘s February 3 premiere. Our only concern is this: do we have the stomach to snack whilst we binge watch?