According to Deadline, Netflix has canceled the dark comedy, Santa Clarita Diet after its successful third season which hit the platform last month.
Less than a month after it launched the third season of Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix has canceled the show altogether. The show, which stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, was widely successful with the latest season scoring a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
In a statement, showrunners Victor Fresco and Tracy Katsky, thanked the cast as well as Netflix – in a very tongue in cheek way – whilst also jabbing at the service.
“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.”
It’s really disappointing news, and this comes as many other Netflix shows have been given the axe as of late, including One Day At A Time and Marvel’s Daredevil – among other Marvel shows.
In an effort to keep the show going, fans have started a #SaveSantaClaritaDiet hashtag, though as much as I hate to admit it, I’m not sure it’ll work.
God damn it Netflix.