Netflix has cancelled the beloved zombie comedy series Santa Clarita Diet after three seasons, with the news confirmed in a press release from the streaming giant earlier today.
The show starred Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant a suburban realtor couple whose lives are upturned when she develops a taste for human flesh and starts snacking on the locals.
The plot dealt with their attempts to lead a normal life amidst a series of escalating catastrophes as they hunted down other zombies and tried to get to the bottom of a mysterious, ancient curse.
In a statement today, Netflix said:
“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. 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.”
Creator Victor Fresco said in a statement of his own:
“Like our audience, we were all-in on Sheila and Joel. Their relationship, in the face of incredible adversity, was inspiring to write and to watch. Mostly, they were funny, which in a comedy is important. Working with Drew and Tim, along with the immensely talented Liv and Skyler, was a joy and a once in a lifetime experience.”
“Netflix took at chance on this odd show and for that we will always be grateful. They were supportive, ever positive, and appreciative of our work. Until about noon today. Still, they were just one phone call away from being a perfect studio. Not bad. Everything ends. This was a thing. And so it ended. We’ll miss it but are proud of the work we did and will always appreciate the love and enthusiasm we felt from our audience. It if was up to them, Sheila and Joel would continue for another 10,000 years.”
The third and now final season of the show premiered in March.