The first details about Santa Clarita Diet Season 2 have arrived and they point to a much more populated world in Season 2. The Drew Barrymore-starring zombie horror-comedy first premiered in February 2017 and will return in the spring with some new faces.
Netflix has announced that Joel McHale, Maggie Lawson, Gerald McRaney, and Zachary Knighton will all guest star in the new season. McHale and Lawson play married realtors that happen to be more successful than Sheila (Barrymore) and Joel (Timothy Olyphant). Meanwhile, McRaney will play a retired army colonel named Ed Thune, who intimidates Joel. Knighton will appear as Paul, who has been tasked with finding out the truth about the undead.
Naturally, that could cause some serious problems for neighborhood zombie Sheila. Then again, all of these new additions could also be tasty treats for the flesh-eating realtor.
A synopsis for the show’s return reads, “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?”
Returning alongside Barrymore and Olyphant will be Liv Hewson, who plays the couple’s daughter Abby, and Skyler Gisondo in the role of Eric–the boy next door that also happens to have a crush on Abby. Santa Clarita Diet‘s Season 2 premiere date has yet to be announced by Netflix, but you can check out the first photos from the new episodes above.