Netflix Cancels Santa Clarita Diet, The Show Where Drew Barrymore Eats People
Santa Clarita Diet is over.
Netflix has canceled another one of its shows. The streaming network recently announced that Santa Clarita Diet, which stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, will not receive a fourth season.
In Santa Clarita Diet, Barrymore's character is unhappy in her life as a real estate agent. She starts eating people and her life improves in many ways. She doesn't want to go back to the way things were, so, along with her family, she finds people to kill and eat, all while concealing her true identity as some kind of zombie/cannibal person.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix said Santa Clarita Diet was the first "zom-com," and that the network is thankful for creator Victor Fresco for bringing the show to Netflix.
Fresco and executive producer Tracy Katsky said in their own statement that they'll miss the show but are proud of what they accomplished.
"Netflix took a 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," Fresco and Katsky said in a joint statement. "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."
Olyphant added, "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."
Santa Clarita Diet premiered in 2017; the third season debuted in late March this year, and all of the episodes remain available on Netflix.