It looks like Netflix is keeping with its habit of canceling shows after three seasons, no matter how popular it is. Netflix has now dropped Santa Clarita Diet just weeks after its third season premiered on March 29th.
We don’t know what prompted the decision, although it’s fairly unusual because it had heavy star power and a lot of fans. The company has let some of its comedies run for longer, like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt which ran for four seasons, and Fuller House made it five seasons, while Grace and Frankie was renewed for a sixth season.
The cancellation fits a pattern of Netflix aggressively canceling shows recently. Lately, the company is well-known for using data to determine its programming. However strong Santa Clarita Diet’s viewership might have been, Netflix might have thought that running past three seasons might not have been financially justifiable. It might not want to fund the rising costs of a long-running show if it doesn’t think it’ll get a large enough increase in subscribers.
The show will not likely to see a revival on another platform since Netflix has full control over distribution. A lot of fans are very sad about this news from Netflix.