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Santa Clarita Diet is bringing in four new faces for its second season. Deadline reports that Joel McHale (Community), Maggie Lawson (Psych), Gerald McRaney (This Is Us), and Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings) will appear on the show. These new actors will be in the upcoming second season, due out this spring.

The Netflix original series premiered last year, and was renewed for a second season. The show stars Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore as husband and wife realtors, whose life is upended when Barrymore’s character discovers she is a zombie. Season two will pick up with the family dealing with Barrymore’s worsening condition, and keeping it a secret from the outside world. Not to mention how to get Barrymore all the victims she needs to feed on.

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Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant (copyright Saeed Adyani / Netflix)

McHale and Lawson will play Chris and Christa, the antagonistic realtor rivals of Sheila (Barrymore) and Joel (Olyphant). McRaney plays Ed Thune, a retired army man who will no doubt cause trouble for the zombie suburbanites. Knighton plays Paul, who appears to be a “chill dude” kind of zombie hunter. How exactly each character will get along with Sheila and Joel – and how many will survive – remains to be seen.

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