It's a sad day for Santa Clarita Diet fans. Netflix just announced that it canceled the original series, and the internet is NOT happy. Santa Clarita Diet has only been around for three seasons. But that's been more than enough to amass a devoted cult following. And if that's not enough, season three also ends on a cliffhanger! Fans might never get their closure now. Not cool, Netflix.
So, why did Netflix cancel an original show that was, by all accounts, doing really well? And what exactly are fans saying now? Keep reading for the full scoop on Santa Clarita Diet and the loud internet response to this news.
Netflix has just pulled another plug.Its weird undead comedy Santa Clarita Diet is now pretty much just dead.
This comes after three seasons.Drew Barrymore stars as a mom who has joined the ranks of the undead (she's a zombie). Her husband, always trying to cover up her behavior from the rest of the world, is played by Timothy Olyphant.
Netflix issued a statement after the cancelation.“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 company's statement reads.
Gotta give props to Barrymore and Olyphant."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," Netflix continued.
So, will Netflix ever make more?"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," the company concluded. So, more episodes don't seem likely.
Victor Fresco and Tracy Katsky delivered their own heartfelt statement."Like our audience, we were all-in on Sheila and Joel," they shared. "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 took a small humorous dig at Netflix."Netflix took a chance on this odd show and for that, we will always be grateful," the producers continued. "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."
And they said a bittersweet farewell."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."
Timothy Olyphant pretty much stayed in character with his statement."I loved working on this show," he said. "I’m going to continue coming in and doing scenes. If they don’t want to film it, that’s up to them."
Pretty sure fans would be cool with that.If Netflix didn't come and film it, then a bunch of other people definitely would!
Drew Barrymore got a little more serious.“Of all of the characters I’ve ever been, Sheila Hammond is one of my favorites," she said. "She and Joel were an amazing couple, who had shared goals. And I am lucky to have worked alongside Tim Olyphant."
Long live Sheila and Joel."It was an honor to get to do something so delightful," Barrymore added. "Sheila lives forever in me. And I am grateful to Victor Fresco, who created a world so unique."
Some of Netflix's cancelations have been about expenses.But Santa Clarita Diet had a devoted fanbase and excellent reviews--season 3 of the show was critically acclaimed and has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes!
But Netflix has been aggressively canceling shows lately.Not long before this, another wave of outrage hit the internet when Netflix canceled its heartfelt comedy One Day At A Time.
So, queue another wave of anger.Fans of Santa Clarita Diet grabbed their torches and pitchforks (or more accurately, their keyboards) and began multiple trends across social media.
Seriously, people are rage-quitting.
By all accounts, it got better with age.
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Here's one opinion tweet:
whoever canceled santa clarita deserves to get thanos snapped #SantaClaritaDiet https://t.co/prR3ZVyDDd— spooky lukey (@spooky lukey)1556335005.0
This is...a valid question.
What is with Netflix creating original shows and then cancelling them after a couple seasons? Why should I stay sub… https://t.co/Lt4QKfKeDj— Meera Sathyadas (@Meera Sathyadas)1556436123.0
#SaveSantaClaritaDiet started trending.
#SantaClaritaDiet #SaveSantaClaritaDiet Netflix : Cancels another show Everyone : https://t.co/GfkPfYmLCB— Name cannot be blank (@Name cannot be blank)1556443922.0
For some, the logic just wasn't there.
Why would you cancel #SantaClaritaDiet? It has •Incredible main characters •An original concept •Jokes that are ac… https://t.co/bCqpYcUrke— Sammy Jo (@Sammy Jo)1556369387.0
And some didn't get why SCD had to go, but others got to stay.It's no consolation, but life just isn't fair sometimes.
Do you know how much Netflix pays to have 'Friends'?
Me waking up to find out Netflix have cancelled #SantaClaritaDiet but continue to pay millions to keep Friends https://t.co/MMj1yT9rZl— 𝘼𝙨𝙝𝙡𝙚𝙮 (@𝘼𝙨𝙝𝙡𝙚𝙮)1556348151.0
Another of Netflix's most-streamed shows is 'The Office.'
I think what really upsets me about @netflix cancelling #SantaClaritaDiet is that it makes NO SENSE. They’re willin… https://t.co/SqXCv7wbKd— QUINN HOPP Ⓥ (@QUINN HOPP Ⓥ)1556338178.0
Which is part of why fans are so angry.
FRIENDS ended in 2004. If you haven’t watched it by now, there’s other places to find it. The Office ended in 2015.… https://t.co/CIbiCmVoOc— QUINN HOPP Ⓥ (@QUINN HOPP Ⓥ)1556340105.0
Fans poked fun at another pattern at Netflix...
@netflix is cancelling all of these good shows but keep making teen romance movies that are all the same with Noah… https://t.co/Gt8i94L7JP— Chip Chrome (@Chip Chrome)1556333972.0
Also, Netflix recently announced a raise in prices.
So what Netflix is telling me is “Hey we are going to raise our prices, also we are gonna cancel one of the few sh… https://t.co/I37rGlNiIQ— Faith (@Faith)1556417876.0
Here's a fun solution:
Why doesn't Drew Barrymore simply eat the producers who cancelled the show? #SantaClaritaDiet— Doug 🏳️🌈 (@Doug 🏳️🌈)1556365852.0
Santa Clarita Diet was the only show of its kind out there.And that's another reason to mourn; it's one thing if you lose a show with five other series in that same category. There's no other quirky zombie comedy quite like this one to turn to now!
The cast, crew, and creators gave us something special.
RT these smiley faces if you want another season of #SantaClaritaDiet ‼️❤️ #SaveSantaClaritaDiet @netflix https://t.co/N9TCHu581C— Santa Clarita Diet deserved better (@Santa Clarita Diet deserved better)1556392303.0