Created by David Fresco, Netflix’s comedy and zombie horror series, the Santa Clarita Diet, is a unique experience in the genre. The series revolves around Joel and Sheila Hammond, a couple who work as real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California.
Due to some unexpected events, Sheila (Drew Barrymore) transforms into an undead zombie and has to live from human flesh. With the help of her husband Joel (Timothy Oliphant), Sheila begins killing humans for survival, while adapting to zombie lives, hiding the secret, and discovering the mystery behind it all.
The series, which was shot with a single camera, debuted in March 2017 and so far, it has released three seasons, spanning 30 episodes. The third season of the “zom-com” series premiered in March 2019.
Santa Clarita Diet Season 4: Release Date
The third season of the series was well received by fans who were expecting to announce a new season soon. Season 4 was expected to launch this year, but unfortunately for fans, Netflix decided to pull the plug on the much loved series. Netflix has not released any official statement regarding the reason behind canceling our so beloved show.
Santa Clarita Diet – Season 4: Story Detail and Expected Plot
As mentioned earlier, there isn’t much opportunity to watch the fourth season of the series. But, the series definitely has plenty of storylines and brackets to explore. Season 4 was supposed to start from the end of Season Three and could have spelled out the future of Joel, who (spoiler alert) appears to have become a zombie in Season Three of the series. The fallout from this, and how it will affect the dynamic between Joel and Sheila, will be one of the focal points in the series. Adding new twists and turns to this would have made Season 4 a very interesting opportunity.
Santa Clarita Diet Season 4: Actors and Possible Characters
If the series is picked up again in the unexpected future, fans are sure to see old faces returning on their screens. Actors and characters will largely remain the same with,
Drew Barrymore as Sheila Hammond, a realtor, Joel’s wife, and Abby’s mother, who becomes an undead zombie.
Timothy Oliphant as Joel Hammond, Realtor, Sheila’s husband, and Abby’s father.
Liv Hewson as the daughter of Abbey Hammond, Joel and Sheila.
Skyler Gesundo as Eric Bemis, son of Hammonds’ neighbor.
Aside from them, Natalie Morales (Anne Garcia), Jonathan Slavin (Ron), Ethan Supley (Tommy), and others can be dating as recurring actors as well.
Santa Clarita Diet Season 4: reasons for cancellation
Although the broadcast giants have offered no specific explanations for the cancellation of the popular series, Netflix head of original content Cindy Holland indicated that there were several reasons why the show was canceled. The series is said to have quickly become too expensive for Netflix to gain enough viewership to warrant a new season for the series.
This isn’t the first time that Netflix has decided to cancel a very popular show. We have a huge list of critically acclaimed Netflix Originals like Daredevil, Luke Cage, I Am Not Okay With This, and many others that have been canceled out of nowhere. The same thing happened with the Santa Clarita Diet, too. Despite finishing season three with massive rock, the game’s makers decided to end their journey with the show.
Several sources mentioned that the financial issue between the media service provider and the investors could also be a major reason behind the entire cancellation process. The future of any show depends on the profit it makes and the type of reception it receives from people and critics. It seems that Netflix executives weren’t really interested in investing their precious money in this project anymore.
We know fans of the show are not interested in investors. But a powerful and prominent television network or media service provider always requires trustworthy investors. This is the reason for canceling the show. We have no idea if we will be watching Season 4 or not in the near future.
The Santa Clarita Diet: The Fan’s Reaction
Viewers were eagerly awaiting news of the series’ renewal when they were shocked by the news that Netflix has canceled the series. Fans were understandably upset and took to social media to express their disappointment and frustration, with some even petitioning for the return of the popular series.
Santa Clarita Diet: What Happens in the Future
While the series could be picked up by another network due to its popularity, it will take some time for it to happen. It is best not to expect any development at the moment.