Much to the disappointment of fans, Netflix has canceled zombie comedy series Santa Clarita Diet after three seasons. Santa Clarita Diet isn’t the only show on the chopping block this year. Family sitcom One Day At a Time was also canceled after three seasons, Friends From College was canceled after just two seasons, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ended after four seasons. Meanwhile, A Series of Unfortunate Events also came to an end after season 3 – though that was planned, since the show’s three seasons covered all of the events of the book series upon which it’s based. The reason for Santa Clarita Diet ‘s cancelation, according to Deadline, is that the show had gotten too expensive for Netflix due to the streaming service’s “cost-plus” model of funding original content. From season 4 onwards the costs truly start to escalate – potentially up to millions of dollars in bonuses – so the longer a show goes on, the more it expensive it is for Netflix. Mega-successful shows like Stranger Things and BoJack Horseman will likely be safe at Netflix for the foreseeable future, but anything with middling or niche popularity is fair game for cancelation. Santa Clarita Diet stars Drew Barrymore as Sheila Hammond, a realtor who one day turns into a zombie with a powerful hunger for human flesh. Her husband, Joel Timothy Olyphant, is naturally perturbed by this turn of events, but decides to help his wife through this new phase of her life, and the two of them work together to figure out how to acquire a steady supply of food for Sheila without exposing her secret. Along the way, they also dig into the mystery of why she turned into a zombie, and learn that she’s the only member of the undead in Santa Clarita. In addition to the cost issues, the decision to cancel Santa Clarita Diet also has to do with Netflix’s model, which unlike traditional TV relies on building up a large library of original content that viewers can discover at any time, rather than trying to fill a weekly schedule with new episodes of ongoing series.
Halverson21S April 27, In a statement, show creator Victor Fresco and Katsky shared their disappointment: “Like our audience, we were all-in on Sheila and Joel. Sophia Wadke I am Shopia, a movie enthusiastic and I read lot of books, mostly of science fiction, thrillers and biography. Read the full story. Sign Up. Dobrivoje threatens Joel into leaving the party. Another couple enters the apartment, also claiming to be Goran’s friends. Santa Clarita Diet is the latest Netflix series canceled after three seasons. Sheila buys one as a future kill reference. Joel asks Rick to run a check for Anton.
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. 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. It if was up to them, Sheila and Joel would continue for another 10, years.