7:18am PT by Jackie Strause
'Santa Clarita Diet' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
Santa Clarita Diet is ready for a second helping.
The zombie comedy, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, will return for a second season in 2018, Netflix confirmed Wednesday. The streamer dropped the news with a video announcement that spelled out the number "2" with body parts before posing the question, "Ready for seconds?"
Production begins on season two this summer.
Santa Clarita Diet, which hails from creator Victor Fresco, follows Sheila (Barrymore), a once happily married wife to Joel (Olyphant) and mother to Abby (Liv Hewson), as she and her suburban family adjust to her new life as an overnight zombie.
The 10-episode first season was released Feb. 3 and is now streaming. The episode count for the show's sophomore run is not yet known.
The series received largely positive reviews, with THR TV critic Daniel Fienberg praising the chemistry between Barrymore and Olyphant.
Santa Clarita Diet joins a robust slate of Netflix comedies that also includes Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Grace and Frankie, Love, Master of None, Fuller House, The Ranch, Lady Dynamite, Haters Back Off and One Day at a Time.
The single-camera half-hour marks Barrymore's first series-regular role and is one of two TV projects she's involved with this year. She also serves as narrator for Ellen DeGeneres' upcoming unscripted NBC dating show First Dates, premiering next month.
Watch the second season video announcement below.