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TV News Roundup: ‘Titans’ Finds Its Nightwing in Brenton Thwaites

TV News Roundup: ‘Titans’ Finds Its Nightwing in Brenton Thwaites
In today’s roundup, actor Brenton Thwaites is cast as Nightwing in the upcoming superhero show “Titans” and Own orders more episodes of “Black Love.”

Casting

Brenton Thwaites has been cast in the lead role of Nightwing on Warner Bros. Television and DC‘s upcoming series “Titans.” Thwaites has previously appeared in “The Giver,” “Maleficent,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Nightwing is the adult alter ego of Richard “Dick” Grayson, the original character to become Batman’s sidekick Robin. “Titans” will be a live-action dramatic take on the superhero team known as the Teen Titans. The series will air in 2018 and will be available exclusively through the upcoming DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group. The executive producers for “Titans” are Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.

Programming

The Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered more episodes of the docu-series “Black Love.” The
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Cannes: Alex Lawther’s Comedy-Drama ‘Freak Show’ Lands at IFC for U.S.

Cannes: Alex Lawther’s Comedy-Drama ‘Freak Show’ Lands at IFC for U.S.
IFC has bought U.S. rights to Alex Lawther’s high school comedy-drama “Freak Show.”

The film, based on James St. James’ bestseller of the same name, follows Billy Bloom as a cross-dressing teenager and new student at an ultra-conservative high school. He’s determined not to change his outlandish outfits or behavior, taking a stand for outcasts and underdogs everywhere by running for homecoming queen and forging a friendship with the football team quarterback.

The cast includes Abigail Breslin, Laverne Cox, Larry Pine, Willa Fitzgerald, Bette Midler, AnnaSophia Robb, Ian Nelson, and Lorraine Toussaint. Breslin played the role of Billy’s rival, and Cox stars as a reporter. Pine portrays Billy’s father while Midler plays Billy’s mother.

Trudie Styler helmed in her feature directorial debut. Producers are Styler, Charlotte Ubben, and Maven PicturesCeline Rattray with Flower Films’ Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell along with Jeffrey Coulter and Bryan Rabin.
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Netflix Announces Season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet, Premiering in 2018

Hungry for more blood-soaked suburban comedy? If so, Netflix is cooking up something you might like, as they've officially announced a second season for the living dead horror comedy Santa Clarita Diet, premiering in 2018.

You can check out the season 2 announcement video for Santa Clarita Diet below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates. Will you be tuning in for round two?

"Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction...but in a good way.

Santa Clarita Diet stars Drew Barrymore as Sheila Hammond, Timothy Olyphant as Joel Hammond, Liv Hewson as Abby Hammond and Skyler Gisondo as Eric Bemis.

Showrunner Victor Fresco, Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky,
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Netflix Renews ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ for Season 2

Netflix Renews ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ for Season 2
Netflix has renewed dark comedy “Santa Clarita Diet” for a second season. The streaming juggernaut made the announcement, which you can watch above, via YouTube. Season 2 will premiere in 2018.

Santa Clarita Diet” stars Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore as suburbanite real estate agents Joel and Sheila, who stuck in a bit of a rut until Sheila starts undergoing some changes that leave her craving human flesh. But while Sheila is different from the woman Joel married, the two are committed to making their marriage work, even if that means committing various murders to sate Sheila’s new undead desires. Liv Hewson also stars as Joel and Sheila’s daughter Abby, and Skyler Gisondo is boy-next-door Eric.

As Variety‘s Sonia Saraiya wrote in her review, “What is genuinely great about ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ is just how surprising each plot development is. Because it is unafraid to dabble in gore, murder, or
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Get to Know the Hammonds in Santa Clarita Diet Featurette

The Hammonds are making life in the ’burbs way more interesting. If you can’t wait until the February 3rd premiere of Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix, you are in for a treat, because “Meet the Hammonds,” a new featurette for the series, has been released.

In addition to Drew Barrymore, Santa Clarita Diet co-stars Timothy Olyphant and will include appearances by Nathan Fillion and Patton Oswalt. To learn more, visit the series’ official website.

“Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction…but in a good way.

Santa Clarita Diet stars Drew Barrymore as Sheila Hammond, Timothy Olyphant as Joel Hammond, Liv Hewson as Abby Hammond and Skyler Gisondo as Eric Bemis.
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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Featurette: Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant Go off the Rails in Cannibal Comedy

‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Featurette: Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant Go off the Rails in Cannibal Comedy
Meet the Hammonds, a nice family from the suburb of Santa Clarita who have a deep and dark secret that could ruin their seemingly perfect lives. The recently released featurette for Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet” goes inside the upcoming comedy, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, and follows Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore) as Sheila dies and is reborn as a zombie.

The featurette begins by describing the couple and how they’re stuck in a rut until their lives are forever changed.

“I think Joel and Sheila care about each other but its that daily life thing,” explains Barrymore, with Olyphant adding that the couple is “going through the motions.”

Read More: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Trailer: Drew Barrymore Becomes a Zombie Realtor In New Netflix Comedy Series

The featurette also includes interviews with creator and showrunner Victor Fresco and Liv Hewson, who portrays their daughter Abby, and has
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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Featurette: Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant Go off the Rails in Cannibal Comedy

‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Featurette: Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant Go off the Rails in Cannibal Comedy
Meet the Hammonds, a nice family from the suburb of Santa Clarita who have a deep and dark secret that could ruin their seemingly perfect lives. The recently released featurette for Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet” goes inside the upcoming comedy, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, and follows Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore) as Sheila dies and is reborn as a zombie.

The featurette begins by describing the couple and how they’re stuck in a rut until their lives are forever changed.

“I think Joel and Sheila care about each other but its that daily life thing,” explains Barrymore, with Olyphant adding that the couple is “going through the motions.”

Read More: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Trailer: Drew Barrymore Becomes a Zombie Realtor In New Netflix Comedy Series

The featurette also includes interviews with creator and showrunner Victor Fresco and Liv Hewson, who portrays their daughter Abby, and has
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New featurette for Netflix’s ‘Santa Clarita Diet’

Netflix have just dropped a brand new feature for their upcoming original series Santa Clarita Diet, which will debut on the streamer next month.

Santa Clarita Diet

In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Timothy Olyphant, Justified) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore, Blended) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged 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.

Santa Clarita Diet

Showrunner Victor Fresco, Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell are executive producers on the series. Nancy Juvonen is a producer. Santa Clarita Diet is a Netflix production and is available globally only on Netflix on February 3, 2017.

Watch the new featurette below.

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Watch the trailer for Netflix’s new original series ‘Santa Clarita Diet’

The first trailer for Netflix Original Series Santa Clarita Diet has just dropped online. Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant lead the cast of the show, which launches globally on February 3rd, 2017.

In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Timothy Olyphant, Justified) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore, Blended) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged 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.

Santa Clarita Diet stars Drew Barrymore as Sheila Hammond, Timothy Olyphant as Joel Hammond, Liv Hewson as Abby Hammond and Skylar Gisondo as Eric Bemis.

Showrunner Victor Fresco, Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell are executive producers on the series. Nancy Juvonen is a producer. Santa Clarita Diet is a Netflix production and
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An Undead Drew Barrymore Runs Riot In Full Trailer For Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet

Remember when Netflix first announced Santa Clarita Diet and everyone – and we do mean everyone – was under the impression that the company’s latest original series was a hammy melodrama? How times change.

Three weeks out from the show’s premiere, Netflix has dropped the first full trailer for Santa Clarita Diet, which peels back all of the many layers of Victor Fresco’s series to reveal a screwball horror-comedy with a side of cannibalism. Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant anchor the morbid sitcom as Joel and Sheila, a pair of lovestruck realtors. Together with their teenage daughter Abby (Liv Hewson), they form a picture-perfect family living out their dream in Santa Clarita, California. But things are about to go nuclear for Netflix’s newfound nuclear family.

Joel and Sheila may have it all, but after the latter returns from the grave with a taste for human flesh – just don
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“Family that Slays Together, Stays Together” in Official Trailer for Living Dead Series Santa Clarita Diet

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"She is dead, and also undead." Drew Barrymore plays a realtor with no pulse and a voracious appetite for humans in the upcoming horror comedy series Santa Clarita Diet, which premieres February 3rd on Netflix and is teased in an official trailer that shows a laugh-inducing look at a blood-drenched suburbia.

In addition to Barrymore, Santa Clarita Diet co-stars Timothy Olyphant and will include appearances by Nathan Fillion and Patton Oswalt. Below, you can get a taste of the series with its official trailer, and to learn more, visit the series' official website.

"Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction...but in a good way.

Santa Clarita Diet stars Drew Barrymore as Sheila Hammond,
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Feast Your Eyes on Promo Videos for Cannibal Horror Comedy Series Santa Clarita Diet

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A cannibalistic comedy is coming to Netflix on February 3rd. Comprised of ten episodes, Santa Clarita Diet stars Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore, the latter of whom's character awakes from the dead with a taste for human flesh...

In addition to Barrymore and Olyphant, Santa Clarita Diet will feature Nathan Fillion in a guest starring role. Below, you can get a taste of the show in photos and promo videos, and to learn more, visit the series' official website.

"Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction...but in a good way.

Santa Clarita Diet stars Drew Barrymore as Sheila Hammond, Timothy Olyphant as Joel Hammond, Liv Hewson as Abby Hammond and Skyler Gisondo as Eric Bemis.
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Netflix Whips Up A Screwball Comedy With A Side Of Cannibalism In First Promos For Santa Clarita Diet

Allow Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant to clue you in on the miraculous (read: horrifying) Santa Clarita Diet in these two new promos for Netflix’s upcoming original series.

Proving the couple that slays together, stays together, the videos begin like any other regular infomercial, with Barrymore and Olyphant addressing the camera – the audience – against a sheer white background. The former gushes about how she’s able to satisfy all her cravings while on the Santa Clarita diet, while a nervy Olyphant recreates one particular incident where his significant other unleashed her wrath, killed another person in the park and then had he/she for dinner.

Yes, as you’ve no doubt already gathered, the Santa Clarita Diet involves cannibalism – and lots of it. Olyphant and Barrymore play a married couple of realtors named Joel and Sheila, who lead “vaguely disconnected lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita.
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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ First Look: Drew Barrymore Eats People in Twisted New Netflix Comedy

‘Santa Clarita Diet’ First Look: Drew Barrymore Eats People in Twisted New Netflix Comedy
Drew Barrymore has a special new diet that will make you look younger, have more energy and feel sexy. The meal plan also includes an added bonus that we weren’t quite expecting.

The actress stars in the forthcoming Netflix comedy series “Santa Clarita Diet.” The streaming service has revealed major twisted details about her character, as well as shared new photos that raise questions.

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers for “Santa Clarita Diet” follow. Proceed at your own risk.]

Read More: Drew Barrymore’s Netflix Comedy ‘Santa Clarita Diet’: First Look Photos Featuring Timothy Olyphant

Barrymore plays California realtor Sheila Hammond, but the major twist is that… she eats people. The plot had previously set the show up to be a comedy about a couple and how Sheila goes through a “dramatic change [that sends] their lives down a road of death and destruction…but in a good way.” New details from USA Today reveal that after Sheila’s death in the pilot, she and
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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ First Look: Drew Barrymore Eats People in Twisted New Netflix Comedy

‘Santa Clarita Diet’ First Look: Drew Barrymore Eats People in Twisted New Netflix Comedy
Drew Barrymore has a special new diet that will make you look younger, have more energy and feel sexy. The meal plan also includes an added bonus that we weren’t quite expecting.

The actress stars in the forthcoming Netflix comedy series “Santa Clarita Diet.” The streaming service has revealed major twisted details about her character, as well as shared new photos that raise questions.

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers for “Santa Clarita Diet” follow. Proceed at your own risk.]

Read More: Drew Barrymore’s Netflix Comedy ‘Santa Clarita Diet’: First Look Photos Featuring Timothy Olyphant

Barrymore plays California realtor Sheila Hammond, but the major twist is that… she eats people. The plot had previously set the show up to be a comedy about a couple and how Sheila goes through a “dramatic change [that sends] their lives down a road of death and destruction…but in a good way.” New details from USA Today reveal that after Sheila’s death in the pilot, she and
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Santa Clarita Diet: Netflix Series Coming in February, Photos Released

Netflix has resolved to promote a new diet in the new year. Deadline reports the Santa Clarita Diet TV show, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, will makes its global premiere on Friday, February 3, 2017. Check out these first look photos (above and after the jump).Showrunner Victor Fresco, executive produces with Barrymore, Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller, and Ember Truesdell. Liv Hewson and Skylar Gisondo also star.Read More…
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Netflix Will Begin Its Santa Clarita Diet In February, First Photos Emerge

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As we stand on the precipice of December, chatter of New Year Resolutions is beginning to take hold, particularly for those coming off a weekend of Thanksgiving-themed indulgence. Netflix is no exception, as the online streaming giant has today vowed to begin its Santa Clarita Diet on February 3, 2017.

Word comes by way of Entertainment Weekly, revealing that the original single-camera sitcom, one which stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant in lead roles, has now been earmarked for a February premiere. Showrunner Victor Fresco (My Name Is Earl, Better Off Ted) is at the helm for all 13 episodes of Santa Clarita Diet, and will be tasked with introducing Netflix subscribers to Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore), a married couple of realtors “leading vaguely disconnected lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita.”

It’s not all sunshine and rainbows for Joel and Sheila, however; not only
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First look: Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet with Drew Barrymore

Netflix have provided us with our first look at their upcoming dark comedy series Santa Clarita Diet, which stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant.

In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Timothy Olyphant, Justified) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore, Blended) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged 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.

Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted) will serve as showrunner, and will be an executive producer alongside Barrymore, Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell.

Santa Clarita Diet will be available globally Only on Netflix on February 3, 2017 and we have some first look stills from the upcoming series below.

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Drew Barrymore’s Netflix Comedy ‘Santa Clarita Diet’: First Look Photos Featuring Timothy Olyphant

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Drew Barrymore’s Netflix Comedy ‘Santa Clarita Diet’: First Look Photos Featuring Timothy Olyphant
Netflix is appealing to post-Thanksgiving dieters by announcing the release date for its Drew Barrymore comedy series “Santa Clarita Diet.” The show stars Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant and premieres on February 3, 2017.

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Here’s the official synopsis:

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 teenaged 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.

Created and executive produced by Victor Fresco, “Santa Clarita Diet” also counts Barrymore, Olymphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell as executive producers. Nancy Juvonen is a producer on the series.

Read More: Watch: Drew Barrymore Snuggles With Puppies in
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Drew Barrymore’s Netflix Comedy ‘Santa Clarita Diet’: First Look Photos Featuring Timothy Olyphant

Drew Barrymore’s Netflix Comedy ‘Santa Clarita Diet’: First Look Photos Featuring Timothy Olyphant
Netflix is appealing to post-Thanksgiving dieters by announcing the release date for its Drew Barrymore comedy series “Santa Clarita Diet.” The show stars Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant and premieres on February 3, 2017.

Read More: Bad Comedies Come to Netflix: What We Can Learn From Kevin James’ Digital Future

Here’s the official synopsis:

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 teenaged 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.

Created and executive produced by Victor Fresco, “Santa Clarita Diet” also counts Barrymore, Olymphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell as executive producers. Nancy Juvonen is a producer on the series.

Read More: Watch: Drew Barrymore Snuggles With Puppies in
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