Drew Barrymore Timothy Olyphant

Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant to Star in Netflix Comedy Series

Add Drew Barrymore to the list of movie stars joining TV’s new golden age.

The actress will co-star with Justified alum Timothy Olyphant in Santa Clarita Diet, an upcoming comedy at Netflix.

The single-camera project, which has been ordered straight to series, centers on married couple Joel and Sheila (played by Olyphant and Barrymore), two realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the titular Los Angeles suburb — that is, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change that sends their lives down a road of death and destruction. In a good way.

Set to drop in 2017, Santa Clarita Diet marks Barrymore’s first series-regular TV role since the 1992 primetime soap 2000 Malibu Road. She and Olyphant will exec-produce alongside Victor Fresco (My Name Is Earl), who will also write the series.

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17 Comments
  1. Sam says:

    The creator of Better Off Ted got another series at a company that might actually appreciate him? Way to bury the lede, TVLine.

    • Guy says:

      Yeah seriously I can’t believe they totally buried that detail. Better Off Ted was one of the best comedies of the past decade, and ABC treated it like an ugly red-headed stepchild. I’m super excited for this show! And glad it’s on Netflix where it will likely be treated properly.

  2. Stacy says:

    This sounds awesome.

  3. B says:

    I’m there.

  4. Yvonne Young says:

    Can’t wait to see with Timothy Olyphant does next. My husband and I have been enjoying Justified for the last several weeks.

  5. Bryan says:

    How much is too much for Netflix?

    • alistaircrane says:

      They’re diversifying. Not every Netflix Original series is for every subscriber. I love that they have created a lot of different shows for a variety of different tastes. I don’t watch House of Cards or OITNB, but I will definitely watch this.

  6. Annie says:

    Well I love them so I’ll watch.

  7. Kayla says:

    I hate Drew Barrymore.

    Justified was one of my favorite shows.

    You’re good, Netflix.

  8. Ow this is great, I love her!

  9. MMD says:

    I’m there. Anything Timothy Olyphant is in I WILL always watch!!! I like Drew as well. Can’t wait for the Deadwood movie.

  10. Bella says:

    Love them both. I’m not sure about the premise, though, but I’m willing to give it a look.

    • Mike M says:

      (Barrymore:) “It looks like paint…” (Olyphant:) “It’s Drying!” (Me:) Damn I love this show! lol

  11. Trudy Boyle says:

    I’m having Timothy withdrawals so I can’t wait for this show…I need it NOW….