The third season of Netflix's Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant-led Zombie Comedy Santa Clarita Diet will be her last.
The streaming giant has decided to break off the series from showrunner Victor Fresco. The decision is somewhat surprising, given the star power of the crazy comedy about a couple in the suburbs and the fact that the series is produced and produced in-house by Netflix.
"The world had never known a zom-com until Santa Clarita Diet, and we are indebted to inventor Victor Fresco for bringing this idea to Netflix," Netflix said in a statement. "To their infinite merit, the incredible Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant were absolutely wild, with an uncanny devotion to comedy that brought Sheila and Joel Hammond to life, even if one of them was undead.We are Victor, Drew grateful, and Timothy, along with co-producers Tracy Katsky, Aaron Kaplan, Chris Miller, and Ember Truesdell and the terrific cast members, including Liv Hewson and Skyler Gisondo, and a crew of three hilarious seasons that Netflix members have been exploring for many years. "[1
. "Like our audience, we were with Sheila and Joel All-In, their relationship in the face of unbelievable adversity was inspiring to write and watch, they were funny, which is important in a comedy, working with Drew and Tim, and the immensely talented Liv and Skyler was a joy and a unique experience, "said Fresco producer Tracy Katsky in a joint statement on Friday. "Netflix has been looking for coincidence on this weird show and we'll always be grateful for that – they were supportive, always positive and appreciative of our work – until noon today – still it was just a phone call to be a perfect studio Not bad That was one thing, and so it ended, we'll miss it, but we're proud of the work we've done, and we'll always appreciate the love and enthusiasm we felt from our viewers, Sheila and Joel Continue for another 10,000 years. "
Two weeks after Santa Clarita Diet 's second season, which had expired last year, Fresco said the authors were already on a then unannounced third week in use rate, and there was much they could do with Joel, Sheila, and their suburban community. "There's more and more story, the first season took place over two weeks and the second season over two weeks, so they're still only about a month in that incredible change they're going through," Fresco said of Joel and Sheila.
"Of all the characters I've ever been, Sheila Hammond is one of my favorites," said Star and EP Barrymore. "She and Joel were an amazing couple who had common goals, and I'm lucky enough to have worked with Tim Olyphant, it was an honor for me to do something so adorable, Sheila lives in me forever, and I'm Victor grateful Fresco, who has created a world that is so unique. "
Added star and EP Olyphant:" I loved working on this show, I'll keep going and make scenes, if they do not want to film it "It's Up To Them."
Although Fresco and his team did not receive Netflix data on the show, he said earlier, "We hear anecdotally about people, and I think it was well received. that people are important to me in my friends and family and the actors in the show really had a good time and are really happy with it, so it's important to me, I feel good about it and the stuff I own have, is good Au what I read was very positive, which I also appreciate, it touched people in a way that I did not expect. de I made it first.
The show was renewed for a third season just weeks later, and like other streamer like Amazon and Hulu, Netflix does not release viewer information. Santa Clarita Diet has an average rating of 89 percent among critics and 87 percent for the three seasons on Rotten Tomatoes.
In THR was the day of the third season introduced, Fresco said that he and his team "did not know" about the fate of the show and that nothing was decided about it whether the show should be extended or canceled.
"We know that the show is getting more expensive every year. We know that it seems to be a template for [Netflix’s] studio stuff. It looks like mostly three-season stuff, "he said, apparently confirming a recent report stating that the streamer now has a two- or three-season business model for many series." We know they like the show. I like to say that people there seem to love the show. I do not know how the algorithm feels about us, and the algorithm ultimately makes many decisions. So I can not know it. "
Fresco, who said he had envisioned the series for five seasons, and his team designed the season three finale without knowing what the future of the series is, adding that this episode proved to be the series finale: "We hoped to satisfy it if we did not come back, but also promise something that could be really interesting when we return." Santa Clarita Diet marks Barrymore's first serial TV show She has since said that it was the script for the Santa Clarita Diet that made her act again.Fresco, Barrymore, Olyphant, Capital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell were produced.
The termination occurs as Netflix carefully examines its internal data when it comes to renewal decisions – the streamer, which spends more than $ 8 billion on the original s usually carry additional costs in series production. Most recently, Netflix pulled the plug in the critically acclaimed comedy One Day at a Time after three seasons after the streamer failed to negotiate a new deal with owner / producer Sony TV. As a result, Netflix decided to break the connection to Marvel and all the remaining dramas (all belonged to Disney).
But during One Day at a Time and the Marvel series that Netflix was unloaded came from outside the studios, Santa Clarita Diet is a Netflix production.
So, if the streamer decides to pull the plug out of its own series, it's not known if Fresco could take the comedy Netflix owns elsewhere.
"I do not see how it could be bought elsewhere because Netflix is the studio I did not investigate that and that That would be something that would be easy to understand in a phone call, if it were even possible to take it elsewhere But I just do not know if that's because they totally own it. "
Few comedies at Netflix have lasted beyond three seasons, with American Vandal, All About the Washington, Haters Back Off !, Lady Dynamite, Disjointed and Love all ending after three or less seasons. Perennial Award Winner Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt aired his fourth and final season this year, an end that was announced ahead of schedule. Among the longer-lasting comedies include Grace and Frankie the streamer's longest-running live-action scripted comedy series, which was redone for a sixth season earlier this year; Arrested Development who recently debuted the second half of his fifth season and was picked up by Fox and broadcast only two new seasons on the streaming platform, the first of which fell in 2013; and wider value for money such as The Ranch was renewed last fall for a fourth season, and Fuller House which will end with the upcoming fifth season.