Santa Clarita Diet is the latest Netflix series canceled after three seasons. Following Deadline’s story examining the trend, fans of the show started a #SaveSantaClaritaDiet Twitter campaign, rallying for a Season 4 renewal. Like with the recently axed Netflix comedy series One Day At a Time, also after three seasons, the cancellation for Santa Clarita Diet comes after a very strong season, which scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Barrymore-Olyphant starrer also had developed devoted following and, while Netflix does not release ratings data, its third season appeared on various Top 10 binge/streaming rankings over the past month.
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The self-titled zom com debuted its third season late last month, with Fresco noting at the time that he had no clue whether the show would be brought back for a fourth. As it happens, though, tonights cancellation news came just as The Hollywood Reporter dropped a new bit of speculative analysis about Netflixs recent ordering strategies, suggesting that three seasons is the new ideal for the streamers offerings. (At least in part because thats the point where back-end royalties really start to pile up.) Santa Clarita is just the latest show Netflix has knocked off at the three-season-or-sooner point of late, most notably the late, lamented One Day At A Time.
In any case, thats it for Santa Clarita Diet, a show that often struggled with maintaining a light, breezy tone in contrast to its absolutely massive bodycount. At least it went out as it lived: Violent, goofy, and absolutely weird as hell.