Netflix Has Killed 'Santa Clarita Diet' After Three Seasons And People Are Out For Blood
Streaming giant Netflix has killed off cult-fave 'Santa Clarita Diet' -- starring Drew Barrymore -- after three seasons and fans are out for blood.
Netflix announced it had lost its appetite for the self-titled 'zom com' -- which stars Timothy Olyphant and a flesh-eating Barrymore -- on Friday, according to reports by TVLine.
"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," a statement from Netflix read.
The 30 episode-series premiered in 2017 to lukewarm reviews but by the time the third season rolled around in late March this year, it had gathered a cult following.
But like Sheila's unsuspecting human prey, the show has met its untimely end -- and SCD fans are ready to kill, so to speak.
A week or so before the news broke, leading man Olyphant acknowledged the streaming platform had lately been slashing titles left, right and centre.
"Every time I turn around they're cancelling a show over there," he told TVLine.
At that point, Netflix reps remained tight-lipped about the show's future. Even creator Victor Fresco -- the mind behind Better Off Ted -- admitted he was still in the dark on whether it would return for a fourth season.
To his credit, Olyphant was staying upbeat.
"I've loved that job," he said. "And if we don't do anymore, I would consider myself lucky to have done the [three seasons that] we did. I'm really proud of the work on that show," he added.
To date, Netflix has cancelled five series so far this year including One Day At A Time, Friends From College, The Punisher, Jessica Jones and Travelers.