Netflix’s dark comedy series starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, Santa Clarita Diet, has officially been announced by the streaming giant as being cancelled after its third season — which was just announced to be released this past March 29th.
The series joins a list of other shows cancelled by Netflix recently despite stellar ratings and a loyal fan base, such as: One Day At A Time, Love, Bloodline, Hemlock Grove and Daredevil. Fans of the show also started a
#SaveSantaClaritaDiet Twitter campaign, rallying for a Season 4 renewal.
Netflix released an official statement regarding the series’ cancellation:
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.
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.
Created by Victor Fresco, Santa Clarita Diet followed realtor tag team and married couple, Sheila (Barrymore) and Joel (Olyphant) Hammond, in the L.A. suburbs of Santa Clarita after Shelia experiences a life-altering change. Liv Hewson played their teenage daughter Abby, while Skyler Gisondo played the Hammonds’ neighbor, Eric.
Meanwhile, Olyphant mentioned he will miss the show as well, while Barrymore declared her character Shelia Hammond as being one of her favorite characters to play.
Santa Clarita Diet executive producers also issued a statement of their 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.
TvLine originally reported this story.