The prominent horror-comedy ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ has been canceled after the third season’s release. Therefore, there will not be a fourth season. There has been a roller coaster of emotions within the fan-base of the show. Some are disappointed, whereas some are angry at Netflix. We are here to tell you about the “Why’s,” “How’s,” and “What ifs” surrounding the series. So let’s get to the point.
Santa Clarita Diet is a zom-com lining the story of an odd couple, Joel and Sheila (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant). Occasions lead Sheila to become an undead zombie unknowingly and have to live off human flesh now. In doing so, Joel helps his wife to survive and to reach the bottom of this occurrence.
The couple’s journey is filled with trials and tribulations. With tonnes of humor to compliment, the couple is also tested with problems within their relationship’s diameter. Still, nothing seems to question their love for each other.
Why Netflix Canceled Santa Clarita Diet?
Netflix announced the cancellation soon after the third season was dispatched fully. When the viewers anticipated a season 4 renewal announcement, they were instead crushed with a canceled series.
It’s not a great achievement to understand that Netflix pulls the show’s plug when it doesn’t accumulate expected viewership and fails to par the charts as calculated. The same happened with Santa Clarita Diet as well; the show was canceled because it got too expensive with not many numbers on the chart.
Cindy Holland, Netflix’s head of original content said in an interview, “When we’re investing, we decide how much to invest based on the audience that will show up. If the audience doesn’t show up, we think about the reason to continue to invest in something that doesn’t do as well as we had hoped.”
What Could Happen in Santa Clarita Diet season 4?
Despite the season 3 finale ending with a cliffhanger, we’ll never get to watch season 4 (at least, anytime soon). The finale episode ended when Sheila bit Joel because Mr. Ball Legs went through Joel’s ear canal and allegedly killed him.
To save her husband, Sheila bites Joel to convert him into a zombie just like he wished moments ago. He wakes up, and the show comes to an end. It would have been interesting to watch the zombie couple hunt and eat human flesh together and face more antagonists like Dobrivoje Poplović.
What Was The Fans’ Reaction?
The fans loved this oddly unique show. The cancellation news wasn’t well-received by the people, and we’re left angry, hurt, and disappointed. The fans of the show even began campaigning to renew the series with a hashtag of #SaveSantaClaritaDiet. (check: Joker 2 Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot and Everything About The Film Sequel.)
How did the Creators of the show react?
Victor Fresco and Tracy Katsky had issued an official statement showing their gratitude towards Netflix until they got the call. They appreciate the audience who accepted the show with open arms and how everything ends with time. (check: Netflix’s Southern Survival Season 2 Release Date, Renewal Status, Cast, Plot: Is it renewed or canceled?.)
The statement read, “Netflix took a chance on this odd show, and we will always be grateful for that. 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.”
Will we ever watch Sheila and Joel again?
The fans would love to hear some good news upon the show being taken over by another studio or a channel. Still, Netflix has a clause in its contract where a revoked show cannot be picked up by another studio or channel for two to three years, and in some cases, more than that.
We’re uncertain about the fact at the moment because the matter is still very fresh. However, we might only be able to update if there is a rearrangement that might result in season 4. But it is too much to ask for seeing the circumstances now.