I know it didn’t quite land with some people, but I really dug the first season of Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet. It’s mix of skewed suburban niceness, off-kilter comedy and unexpectedly excessive gore scenes left me hungry for more, and I’m very much looking forward to a second helping. With season 2 on the way, we can get our first look at what’s in store with this new trailer and happily, it doesn’t skimp on any of the aforementioned attributes.
With Drew Barrymore’s Sheila having adjusted to life as a straight-talking, flesh-munching suburban zombie mother, season 2 promises to delve more into the origins of her condition, while introducing us to more undead characters. Here’s the official word:
“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?”
Santa Clarita Diet returns to Netflix on March 23rd.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)