Netflix would like to reassure everyone that Sheila, Joel, and Abby Hammond are “fineeee… A-OK… just peachy…” Who are the Hammonds? In case you missed the first season of Santa Clarita Diet, Sheila is unfortunately undead yet “alive” and well. Due to her undead state, she has a hunger for human flesh but also a heightened sense and enjoyment for life in general. Of course, her husband Joel and daughter Abby have to deal with Sheila’s new urges.
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much out of the first season, but in the end it was pretty enjoyable and definitely had its moments and Drew Barrymore is pretty funny and quirky as Sheila. Netflix has now announced that the show has a Season 2 release date: March 23rd.
In addition, Netflix has also provided a nice synopsis of the upcoming second season:
In Santa Clarita Diet, 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 (Liv Hewson), until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction…but in a good way.
Picking up right where we left off, Season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet finds the Hammonds trying to adapt to Sheila’s now-advanced undead state — even though she’s desperately working to hold on to her suburban lifestyle and not be defined as just another monster. Unfortunately — while the family has become markedly better at murder — the number of missing people in Santa Clarita is starting to pile up and it’s no longer going unnoticed. Meanwhile, the Hammonds are chasing the source of the virus so they can stop it from spreading and save humanity — which seems important. Through it all, Sheila and Joel are grounded by their unconditional love for one another. Sure, being undead — or loving someone who is — isn’t always easy, but don’t all relationships have their challenges?