Watch Timothy Olyphant Lose His Mind in New ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Featurette
The Grinder notwithstanding, we could always stand to see Justified alum Timothy Olyphant taking on more comedy. That’s never clearer than in the latest preview for Netflix’s cannibalistic Santa Clarita Diet, as Olyphant’s Joel Hammond slowly cracks under the weight of Sheila (Drew Barrymore)’s bloody new lifestyle.
Netflix released an extended preview for the new dark comedy, itself set to stream on February 3. In it, we get a closer look at the Hammonds’ domestic bliss pre and post-resurrection, while creator/producer Victor Fresco walks us through the series’ premise.
Premiering February 3, so reads the Santa Clarita Diet synopsis:
In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Timothy Olyphant, Justified) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore, Blended) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby (Liv Hewson), until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction...but in a good way.
The series also stars Skylar Gisondo as Eric Bemis, with Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted) acting as showrunner, and Barrymore, Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell serving as executive producers.
We’ll see more as we approach February, but check out the trailer below in the meantime.