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