The bewildered family seek a cure for her condition while dealing with its consequences, such as Sheila’s new craving of human flesh and radically altered personality that has become more primal and impulsive. The single-camera series premiered on February 3, On March 29, , it was announced that Netflix renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on March 23, As Joel and the family try to help Sheila through her metamorphosis, they have to deal with neighbors, cultural norms, and get to the bottom of a potentially mythological mystery. Fresco came up with the premise from wanting to make “a family show with an interesting approach that we haven’t seen before”. The zombie angle also allowed Fresco to explore the concept of narcissism : he stated “the undead are the ultimate narcissists. They want what they want when they want it and will do anything to just have what they want and don’t care about other people’s needs. For the setting, Fresco drew from his own experience growing up in San Fernando Valley. Santa Clarita was chosen because of its middle class residents. Netflix produced a commercial for the series targeting the Canadian market, featuring Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod promoting the eponymous “diet” in a parody of their Body Break series of television PSAs. In February , advertising for the show sparked criticism in Germany, where Netflix promoted the show with posters depicting a human finger sliced up like a currywurst, a popular German fast food dish.
At the restaurant, Ron meets the couple from Goran’s apartment, Marsha and Paul. Image Source: Netflix. The Serbians set up a chair to hold a member of the undead hostage. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below. Joel asks Rick to run a check for Anton. This is when Joel drops the biggest piece of foreshadowing in all of Santa Clarita history. Sheila and Joel compete with their high school rivals, Chris and Christa, for a listing and prevail when Sheila is able to run down the owner’s fleeing dog. Anton accuses Joel of being a government agent, and when confronted later, admits he is a fraud and does not have the book; however, Joel is approached by another attendee, who puts him in touch with the book’s real owner, Dr. Some sources, however, have suggested that it could be as long as five to seven years, or possibly more.
Joel takes Sheila to the emergency department but since it is slow they go home. Anne shoots Sheila, who is unharmed, and Joel shows her Gary. By Will Lavin. Dobrivoje threatens Joel into leaving the party. Sheila asks Joel to consider being a member of the undead. Joel and Abby decide to stay the night with Sheila in the basement.