ByAllanah Faherty, writer at Creators.co
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Allanah Faherty

With Netflix upping the amount of original content its producing this year, we're flush with quality shows to pick from. But after the depressing watch that is Making A Murderer and the sci-fi drama of Stranger Things, we were in need or something a bit lighter, and that's where Santa Clarita Diet comes in.

Marking Drew Barrymore's first time as a series regular on a TV show, this fresh and funny comedy centers in on the Hammond family who are dealing with a rather interesting change when matriarch Sheila (Barrymore) suddenly drops a pulse and picks up a desire for human flesh. But far from your run-of-the-mill zombie (a word characters in the show actually believe is "inherently negative"), Sheila may have a taste for flesh, but she's still largely maintained her pre-death looks and brains!

However, while the show boasts some big names, with Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant in the lead roles, #SantaClaritaDiet has also had a couple of breakout stars in the series younger characters, Abby and Eric. The actors behind these two characters are relatively new to show biz, but are clear talents, and sure to be around for years to come. Take a look below and get acquainted with fab teens from Santa Clarita Diet:

Liv Hewson — Abby Hammond

[Credit: Saeed Adyani / Netflix]
[Credit: Saeed Adyani / Netflix]

Other things you might have seen her in: So Romantic, Do You Mind, Dramaworld, The Code.

Despite her flawless American accent in Santa Clarita Diet, you might be surprised to learn that Liv Hewson is actually Australian! Hewson began her acting career on the stage, performing in productions with the Canberra Youth Theatre. Although the 22-year-old is talented on stage and in front of the camera, she hasn't stopped there having also written the play Bona Mors, which focusses on how children understand and cope with death.

2017 is proving to be a busy year for the young actress, and in addition to Santa Clarita Diet, she also features in the upcoming film Before I Fall, the TV short Dramaworld and Jane Campion's long awaited season season of Top of the Lake.

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Skyler Gisondo — Eric Bemis

[Credit: Saeed Adyani / Netflix]
[Credit: Saeed Adyani / Netflix]

Other things you might have seen him in: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, For Heaven's Sake, Four Christmases, Air Buddies, The Bill Engvall Show, American Dad!, Eastwick, Little in Common, Psych, The Amazing Spider-Man, Night at the Museum 3, Vacation, Monkey Up, Hard Sell.

Skyler Gisondo might only be 20-years-old, but he's already an acting veteran, having been on screens since he was just 7-years-old. Gisondo started out on an episode of TV series Miss Match, and has since steadily forged his career, appearing in many big budget films. Aside from acting, Gisondo is clearly into sports, regularly sharing pictures and videos with fans while out snowboarding, mountain biking and surfing.

Along with Santa Clarita Diet, you can expect to see Gisondo in the upcoming film Class Rank, starring alongside Kristen Chenoweth, Bruce Dern and Nick Krause.

Santa Clarita Diet is available to stream on Netflix now.

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(Source: Sydney Morning Herald)