Netflix cancels zombie comedy 'Santa Clarita Diet' starring Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant after three seasons

"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 statement from the streaming platform said


                            Netflix cancels zombie comedy 'Santa Clarita Diet' starring Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant after three seasons

Netflix has announced the cancellation of its zombie dark-comedy series 'Santa Clarita Diet' after three seasons.

The horror-comedy web television series, which premiered in February 2017, saw Drew Barrymore playing the role of a real estate broker-turned-zombie Sheila Hammond and Timothy Olyphant playing her husband Joel.

While Barrymore portrays a newly-turned zombie in Netflix's 'Santa Clarita Diet,' Olyphant plays the ever-loyal human hubby to Sheila. (Saeed Adyani / Netflix)

 

Netflix released a statement confirming the cancellation. "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. 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," the statement read.

Drew Barrymore attends Netflix's "Santa Clarita Diet" Season 3 Premiere at Hollywood Post 43 on March 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

The show also starred Liv Hewson as the Hammonds' daughter Abby and Skyler Gisondo as Eric Bemis.

'Santa Clarita Diet' premiered on the streaming platform in February 2017 while the new season released on 29 March, 2019.