Vacation Actor Joins Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant Netflix Comedy

Vacation funnyman Skyler Gisondo has been cast opposite Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant (Justified) in Netflix’s forthcoming comedy Santa Clarita Diet.

The single-camera sitcom, which was recently ordered straight to series, follows Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore), husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives until the latter goes through a dramatic change, sending them down a path of death and destruction — but in a good way. Gisondo will play Eric, the awkward boy next door with a love of science and a crush on Abby, Joel and Sheila’s yet-to-be cast daughter. 

The series, which is set for a 2017 debut, was created by Victor Fresco, who previously gave us (the still-much-missed) Better Off Ted. Barrymore and Olyphant also serve as executive producers.

Gisondo’s previous TV credits including a starring role opposite Jennifer Lawrence on The Bill Engvall Show, a recurring part on Psych and guest appearances on House, ER and Once Upon a Time.

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  1. steven says:

    Funnyman? Him?

  2. MMD says:

    Yay, I’ll watch anything with Timothy Olyphant in it! I’m still suffering from Raylan Givens withdrawal.

  3. Mark says:

    I watched Vacation last night. He was good in it. The movie was less than good.

  4. Cynthia says:

    Looking forward to seeing Tyler in this new series.