When Santa Clarita Diet returns to Netflix, it will do so with some new neighbours as the show has gained several new cast members for season two in Joel McHale (Community), Maggie Lawson (Psyche), Gerald McRaney (This Is Us) and Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings).
UPDATE: Netflix has announced that the second season will arrive on the streaming service on March 23rd.
Santa Clarita Diet follows the family of Sheila, Joel and Abby Hammond (played by Timothy Olyphant, Drew Barrymore and Liv Hewson) whose lives are turned around when Sheila suddenly becomes one of the undead, forced to feed on the living before becoming a full-out zombie.
McHale and Lawson will star as Chris and Christa, a pair of married realtors in Santa Clarita – and more successful, aggressive versions of Sheila and Joel.
McRaney will guest star as Ed Thune, a retired army colonel who Joel finds very intimidating while Knighton will guest star as Paul, the chill descendent of Serbian ancestors who has been tasked with pursuing the truth of the undead, no matter who or what stands in his 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?
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