9:21am PT by Kate Stanhope
'Santa Clarita Diet': Drew Barrymore Netflix Series Reveals Big Twist
Drew Barrymore is promoting a new diet in the New Year, but it's far from what anyone would expect.
New photos released Thursday for her forthcoming Netflix series, titled Santa Clarita Diet, hint at what exactly goes into the diet, with new ads showing Barrymore holding a cup that appears to contain fingers and blood. The text next to her photo suggests cannibalism with language such as "eat whoever you want" and "get the bodies you've always wanted."
In a similar ad featuring Barrymore's onscreen husband, Timothy Olyphant, the diet is described as "pure protein" and "100 percent flesh."
Additionally, Netflix released new episodic stills from the series, with one showing Barrymore with blood around her mouth and running down her shirt. Paging Hannibal Lecter!
Until recently, the exact premise of the first-year series had been kept under wraps. When it was picked up straight-to-series in March 2016, Netflix provided a vague logline for the single-camera comedy: In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore) are husband-and-wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenage daughter, Abby (Liv Hewson), until Sheila goes through a dramatic change, sending their lives down a road of death and destruction … but in a good way.
The series, which marks Barrymore's first, hails from Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted, My Name Is Earl). Fresco exec produces with Barrymore, Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell. Nancy Juvonen is a producer.
The full first season of Santa Clarita Diet premieres Feb. 3 on Netflix. See the revealing photos below.