Santa Clarita DietLatest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 8/31/18 at 10:58PM EDT
Insatiable's critics don't understand that it was supposed to be a campy show
The Netflix is a "delicious confection" of campiness, says Daniel Schroeder. The problem, he says, is that "critics don’t seem able to enjoy that nuance...and I can’t really fault them for it. They’re stuck looking for brilliance in all the wrong places—formal coherence, good politics. Insatiable isn’t serving any of that. If it were, the show wouldn’t rapidly escalate from pregnancy scare to demon possession, or make one of the sexiest scenes of the show a baptism. It’s an intentional mess where nothing should be taken seriously ...That’s not to say the show is without heart. Indeed, Insatiable’s campy shallows disguise occasional depths of emotion, moments that register all the more effectively for their rarity." ALSO: Insatiable might have worked if its writers watched Santa Clarita Diet.
Posted Friday 8/17/18 at 1:55PM EDT
NCIS: New Orleans alum Shalita Grant is headed to Santa Clarita Diet
She'll recur as an FBI agent on Season 3 of the Netflix series.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 1:23PM EDT
Netflix renews Santa Clarita Diet for Season 3
Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant announced the renewal in a video posted to the show's Twitter account.
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 7:01PM EDT
Watch Timothy Olyphant forget how to plug Santa Clarita Diet on Conan
In a newly released clip, Olyphant had a "mini breakdown" trying to remember what his Netflix show was all about.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Drew Barrymore quits doing stunts after getting a concussion filming Santa Clarita Diet
“I will never do my own stunts again,” says the actress. “That was the end of a wonderful era. I can look back at a bunch of movies that I totally was a baller and always threw myself in there. I whip it in Charlie’s Angels! But I will never do a stunt again because I could’ve died and it was really scary.”
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Santa Clarita Diet creator talks about his Season 3 contingency plans
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Victor Fresco points out that some of his Season 2 actors may not be available on a potential third season because of their work on other projects.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Santa Clarita Diet filmed its Nazi-attacking episode around the time of the deadly Charlottesville rally
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Creator Victor Fresco says the episode filmed either on the day or the day after Charlottesville, but it was written five months earlier. Fresco says: "We didn't know at the time that Nazis would become more mainstream, which was just kind of interesting, because we were doing it at a time where Nazis were still, I think, a fringe and then I think after Charlottesville and after the president's comments, I think there was an active attempt to more mainstream them, which was interesting to me, but it was more that we felt those could be people that we would understand why she would target.""
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Santa Clarita Diet Season 2 takes a while to get good
Old jokes hurt the Netflix series early in its second season, but there is "magic" in later episodes. ALSO: Santa Clarita Diet found the perfect tone to get through the season.
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 5:23AM EDT
Drew Barrymore: Santa Clarita Diet brought me back to acting when I was in a "dark place"
“I definitely personally was in a very dark and fearful place and then this script came along and I was like, ‘Yeah I don’t think this is a good time’ and ironically, I think it taught me a valuable life lesson,” Barrymore says of her Netflix series in an interview with NBC's Sunday Today. “Sometimes when you think something is the worst timing and the worst idea, it can actually become the thing that saves you and pulls you out and gives you a new focus, and empowerment, and switches your constant stuck way of thinking and feeling and (puts) it into something else that might actually get you to a healthier place faster."
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 12:17PM EST
Watch a bloody Drew Barrymore in the Santa Clarita Diet Season 2 trailer
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“Someday, if you have kids, and you get a virus and start killing people, you’ll appreciate how well we’re doing,” Timothy Olyphant's character says in the official trailer for the second season of the Netflix series.
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 1:46PM EST
Netflix sets Santa Clarita Diet's Season 2 premiere date
Source: Broadcasting & Cable
The Drew Barrymore-Timothy Olyphant horror-comedy series returns on March 23.
Posted Friday 2/16/18 at 2:13PM EST
Santa Clarita Diet taps guest-stars Joel McHale, Maggie Lawson and Gerald McRaney for Season 2
McHale and Lawson will play a couple described as “a more successful, more aggressive” version of Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant's characters. McRaneywill play a military man who's intimidated by Olyphant's character.
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 10:26AM EST
Netflix helped a couple get engaged with the help of Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant
The Santa Clarita Diet stars surprised couple Conor and Kamela, who are Netflix super-fans whose first date six years ago involved watching Netflix.