In some breaking news, Netflix announced they are canceling their zombie comedy series SANTA CLARITA DIET! The series is in its third season at the streaming service and was purportedly doing well for the network.
The series stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as her husband. Ironically, the series was picked up for a third season just last month.
The show has a devoted following and has appeared on several Top 10 lists. Netflix does not release ratings information like regular networks do.
The series follows realtor spouses Sheila (Barrymore) and Joel (Olyphant) Hammond, who led vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenage daughter Abby (Liv Hewson), until Sheila went through a dramatic change that sent their lives down a road of death and destruction — but in a good way. Rounding out the series’ core cast was Skyler Gisondo as the Hammonds’ neighbor Eric.
“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,” the Internet network 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.”