Sad news to report for fans of the Drew Barrymore/zombie comedy, Santa Clarita Diet. Netflix has canceled the series after 3 seasons.
The decision comes as a bit of a surprise given the star power attached to the wacky comedy about a married couple in suburbia and and the fact that the series is owned and produced in-house at Netflix.
The third season seemed good enough to warrant another season but Netflix is currently cleaning house of a lot of series they deem to be under performing.
“The world had never known a ‘zom-com’ until Santa Clarita Diet, and we’re indebted to creator Victor Fresco for bringing this idea to Netflix,” Netflix said in a statement. “To their endless credit, the incredible Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant were totally game, with an uncanny knack for comedy that brought Sheila and Joel Hammond to vibrant life, even though one of them was undead. We’re grateful to Victor, Drew, and Timothy, along with fellow executive producers Tracy Katsky, Aaron Kaplan, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell and the terrific cast, including Liv Hewson and Skyler Gisondo, and crew for three hilarious seasons for Netflix members to discover for years to come.”
“Of all of the characters I’ve ever been, Sheila Hammond is one of my favorites,” star and EP Barrymore said. “She and Joel were an amazing couple, who had shared goals. And i am lucky to have worked along side Tim Olyphant. It was an honor to get to do something so delightful. Sheila lives forever in me. And I am grateful to Victor Fresco, who created a world so unique.”
Added star and EP Olyphant: “I loved working on this show. I’m going to continue coming in and doing scenes. If they don’t want to film it, that’s up to them.”