Netflix has cancelled its Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant-led zombie comedy ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ after just three seasons.
The streaming giant confirmed the news in a press release earlier today.
The show follows a suburban realtor couple whose lives are upturned when Drew Barrymore’s character develops a taste for human flesh and starts snacking on the locals. The plot deals with their attempts to lead a normal life while hunting other zombies, and trying to get to the bottom of an ancient curse.
“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.”
The third and now final season of the Santa Clarita Diet premiered in March on Netflix.