Netflix’s new show ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ to star Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant

The single-camera comedy comes to Netflix in 2017

Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant are the latest to have an exclusive show added to Netflix impressive stable, with the pair to play a married couple of real estate agents in a new comedy Santa Clarita Diet, which will launch in 2017.

Barrymore and Olyphant will also executive produce the show alongside Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted), with the comedy to be filmed as a single camera show, and be exclusive to the streaming service. 13 episodes are expected to be released at the same time in 2017, with the pair playing the lead characters Sheila and Joel.

The news comes shortly after Netflix paid $90million for the new Will Smith movie Bright, a surreal cop movie which starts filming in autumn. Netflix saw off competition from two major studios – both of whom were offering cinematic releases – to secure the rights to Smith’s latest.

Barrymore recently starred in Blended and Miss You Already, as well as voicing Lana Lockhart and Jillian Russell in Family Guy.

Olyphant, meanwhile, currently has the films Snowden, Mother’s Day and Behold My Heart in post production.

Barrymore topped Forbes’ 2011 list of ‘most overpaid actors and actresses. The list suggested Barrymore returned just 40 cents for every $1 (24p for 62p at the time) of investment in her talents.

Eddie Murphy came second on the list, returning $2.70 for every $1, with Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon and Denzel Washington completed the top 5.