Barrymore’s character, a realtor, named Sheila, one day vomits a lot and dies, apparently. In this next phase of her life, she develops an appetite for human flesh.
Chomping down on humans makes her happier, so that’s good, except she needs to find people to eat. Along with her husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant), Sheila must track down and kill people “who deserve it” so she can consume them, sometimes as blended-up smoothies, while jogging with friends.
Sheila’s family seems cool with all of this. The Santa Clarita Diet takes place in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita, where the name comes from.
The Santa Clarita Diet premieres on Netflix on February 3. The series also features Patton Oswalt and Nathan Fillion.