Three seasons in.. a fan base estbalished. And out of no where NETFLIX has shut down the show SANTA CLARITA diet..
From media reports of spokesperson statements:
“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,” a Netflix spokesperson 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.”
And with that, not a bang.. but a slow simmer.. the show is done.
While Netflix has roundly and effortlessly angered just about everyone who has Netflix (and those who have grown to love this show), personal offense of horror fans may also be taken at the statement that Netflix never heard of ZOM CON.. Shaun of the Dead, iZombie, Zombieland, Ash vs. Evil Dead anyone?
Netflix has been also hit hard from fans since the show’s season finale (and now series finale) ended with a cliffhanger..
For years the streaming service has failed to yield pertinent information as to how many shows are watched and what the viewing numbers were.. Perhaps we are beginning to see cracks in the exterior of the company? ….but judging from reaction, this show was happily watched by many who suddenly have had the streaming wool pooled from their virtual fingertips..