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Despite its cancellation, everyone wants 'Santa Clarita Diet' season 4. Here's why our favorite dark comedy deserves a proper ending.

Could we see a ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ season 4? Why we need it

No family is perfect and the Hammonds proved that with each season of Santa Clarita Diet. After three seasons of laughter, this Netflix Original proved to be one of the best in recent years. It’s hard to imagine any show achieving excellence with zombies as their focus (The Walking Dead and all its spinoffs that never end). 

Since the unfortunate and unforeseen cancelation of Santa Clarita Diet, we’re left wondering about the loss of a potential season 4. What could’ve happened to our beloved characters? What about Mr. Ball Legs? Let’s find out.

An undead marriage

Netflix Original Santa Clarita Diet was released in 2017. Husband Joel Hammond (Timothy Olyphant) & wife Sheila Hammond (Drew Barrymore) hit a snag when Sheila dies, but doesn’t actually die? That’s right, Sheila becomes a zombie and her first issue is food. Luckily, Joel assists Shelia as she tries to settle into life as an undead wife and mother. 

Living in Santa Clarita, California comes with its own issues and their neighbors are certainly more than nosy. Sheila, Joel, and their daughter Abby (Liv Hewson) must attempt to keep their family’s secret and attempt to feed the hungry zombie they live with. 

An undead show?

In a recent interview with LADBible, Santa Clarita Diet’s creator Victor Fresco. Continuing the story is “something I think we all would want to do if everyone was available. Emotionally, everyone on the show would love to do some kind of closure.” Leaving Santa Clarita Diet with a cliffhanger is not the ending this dark comedy truly deserves

With Netflix Originals being canceled left and right, it’s no surprise another beloved show was taken from us too soon. Recently, Netflix has canceled The Society and I Am Not Okay With This following COVID-19 restrictions. Santa Clarita Diet was canceled in 2019, but even in 2020 we still have hope (yes, hope) that the show can be saved.

Fresco continues and gives us all the theories about a potential season 4. “We thought it would be fun to do a season with Joel and Sheila in the same boat – what that would look like. I feel like this would be better for us and better for our fans too.” A zombie Joel? What about a zombie Abby too? A whole zombie family living out in Santa Clarita sounds like a recipe for mayhem.

“Joel could have a different attitude [to Sheila], we would want him to be a little bit different in how he approaches things. It will be interesting to see him with that unleashed and what he turns into. So not just who he kills and how he kills but what kind of person he becomes.” Things changed for Sheila when she transformed and seeing Joel undergo the same transition could lead to some epic storylines in season 4. 

Loyal fans

Ever since its debut in 2017, Santa Clarita Diet has amassed a loyal & dedicated fanbase. Victor Fresco discussed how the fans reacted to news of a cancelation and no sign of a season 4 in sight. 

“There were online petitions. Hundreds of thousands of people signed. I felt badly because your job as a writer is to get people invested in your show emotionally. We did that and then the rug was pulled from under them. It was a hard thing to process,” he said.

We must admit, when Santa Clarita Diet was canceled, everyone felt shook by the news. We wouldn’t get to see what happens to the Hammonds? What’s actually going on in their town? Many questions have remained unanswered so it makes sense the fans want a proper conclusion. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it appears Santa Clarita Diet season 4 is off the cards for a while, but hearing Fresco’s plans sparks hope in its fanbase. Let’s bring back a zombie show we all can stomach.

Do you want Santa Clarita Diet to return for season 4? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. 

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  • Would love a Santa Clarita Diet season four or at the very least a movie to close out the ending. I never understood why it got canceled. It seemed popular and well loved. I have hope for the future!

    November 12, 2020
  • Please bring back Santa Clarita diet season 4 I really enjoyed the TV show it needs to come back and keep going at it bring season 4 make a season 5 and so on I like the show a lot it needs to come back

    November 13, 2020
  • Definitely need another season of santa clarita diet.. my boyfriend and I were extremely devastated by the cancellation of the show. We binge watched it and couldn’t get enough. We actually restarted watching and honestly it’s just as interesting as the first time. So speaking for all fans please bring the show that we all love so much, back into our lives.

    November 13, 2020
  • Got to bring it back. I’d defo make one in England . Execellent. Series.

    November 13, 2020
  • This show needs to at least get a Firefly/Serenity-esque closing out(a film), which is somewhat ironic due to Nathan Fillion/Alan Tudyk playing parts in both..

    November 14, 2020
  • if they are going to cancel the show at least do a final Season with a proper ending. It would be a shame to end it though it is such a fun show.

    November 14, 2020
  • Definitely a great show – better than many currently running. We need some funny shows in the face of 2020. Please bring it back!

    November 14, 2020
    • Please please please bring season 4 of this amazing show my family loved it I was alittle Erie at first but I got right into it and could not stop watching it.

      November 29, 2020
  • bring it back its so good.

    November 15, 2020
    • We need to see S4, we need closure please. The show is so cleverly written , absolutely hilarious and sooo original. Great cast!!


      March 14, 2021
  • This tv series needs to come back we need to know what happend to Joel me ball legs the undead that were seen in a uniform so many questions need to be answered I hope yous bring this show back it was excellent

    November 15, 2020
  • The best show we come across now our minds have been left with too many answers we need questions “US THE VIEWERS “ please bring this great show back !!!!!

    November 15, 2020
    • This is one of the best shows on Netflix I would do anything that it takes to get a season 4

      February 5, 2021
  • Definitely would like to have at the very least 1 more season but would love many more seasons. Everything about the show is amazing; the cast, the characters, the performance- I love it all.

    November 16, 2020
  • Yes!!! They need to return Santa Clarita diet, it is so wrong to get so many people invested into a show just to take it away from us, and that show has so much more to offer. This is one show that I would GLADLY purchase the entire season if I absolutely had to(let’s hope it doesn’t come to that).

    November 18, 2020
  • Bring back Mr. Ball Legs. But really, this show is definitely worth the binge. My fiancé and I were shocked Netflix cancelled it.

    November 18, 2020
  • I need some kind of stability these days… Drew Barrymore eating people brings that kind of comfort into my life. Season 4 all the way <3

    November 18, 2020
  • My boyfriend and I recently started watching and finished all three seasons in like two days! They can’t just cancel now!!!!! There are sooo sooo many unanswered questions! Please please pleaseeeeee bring back the Santa Clarita Diet!!!!! The pandemic is worse enough, just give us this Netflix! Come onnnn!!

    November 20, 2020
  • Bring it back!!!!!!!! I need to know what happens next!!!!!

    November 21, 2020
  • Please, Netflix, bring back Santa Clarita Diet. It’s such a funny show, I binge watched it in 3 days. Now, I’m devastated to hear season 4 has been cancelled, after such a cliffhanger. It would be a crime not to continue the show. Come on Netflix.

    November 23, 2020
  • My husband & I have watched this show over & over more than 8 times 😂, addicted? I think not lol, also my mother in law & her husband have fell in love with this show! How unfortunate that it had to be cancel, I don’t understand how someone couldn’t love this show. You cannot leave ur fans like this please make more seasons! 😔

    November 24, 2020
  • Please, please, please make a season 4 of Santa Clarita’s Diet. The show was left open and we need answers. My kids and I really love the show and enjoy watching it together as a family. The show is so unique and we can’t get enough. We have watched the 3 season twice now and absolutely love it.

    November 25, 2020
  • I did not expect to like this show as much as I did, it was morbidly addicting, I binge watched all three seasons in two days, please bring it back with a season 4 and beyond or as someone else suggested how about a movie to at least wrap it up for us

    November 27, 2020
  • Yes , funny lines , great writers . A Good escape with unreal story but
    With real emotion…

    November 27, 2020
  • Absolutely… season 4 is a must!!! Can’t leave us hanging like this!

    November 29, 2020
  • I am very disappointed that this show got cancelled!! Please bring it back it’s a show that makes me laugh and I need to find out how it ends

    November 29, 2020
  • We need another season!!!

    December 1, 2020
  • Id like to a closure to the last seemed like it ended on a question . I loved the show great writing and acting , humor with a few lessons thrown in. I am curious as to how it would play out without the dynamic of of joel not being a zombie

    December 1, 2020
  • We definitely need to have a season 4 and even a season 5 to answer all of the unanswered questions and tie up loose ends into a reasonable conclusion. When you have a great series like this, just abruptly ending it pisses everyone off. It’s really disappointing and hits you pretty hard. You can only do that so many times before people start looking elsewhere for their content. Be the Netflix we fell in love with and have been so loyal to. Bring back our show… Santa Clarita Diet. We miss it so very much.

    December 1, 2020
  • I wish the show would come back I want to see Eric finally get something he wants and not be second picked or treated like trash!

    December 2, 2020
  • At least be kind enough to give us some closure for god’s sake!

    December 2, 2020
  • Seems to be a problem with Netflix’s investment/profit model. According to an article from Digital Spy, the Netflix influencers are investors, not subscribers [my interpretation]. I’m sure there are plenty of other outdated, stagnant shows and movies that garner little if no attention, but still remain part of the inventory. And whether Netflix invests or doesn’t invest in a particular series does not seem to affect the monthly subscription acutely. I have thought or hoped services like Netflix or Hulu to be something of digital libraries with some additional paid content, but I guess that’s ideal world thinking.

    I suspect the only way for subscribers to effect an influence, in this situation anyway, would be for the rumored hundreds of thousands of petitioners to network a bloc to cancel their Netflix subscriptions and make the grievance loud and clear.

    December 6, 2020
  • With all the crap that is on free tv and pay tv the powers that be decide to cancel one of the best shows I have ever seen. Please Netflix your Christmas line up is sadly missing the mark.

    December 7, 2020
  • Ironically, this is the only show that is capable of making me laugh out loud during the coronavirus pandemic. I also found something that I could re-watch in order to learn English. What kind of idiot canceled a great show like this? Knowing that there won’t be a Season 4 when I had already binged watched 2 seasons kinda made me depressed.

    December 10, 2020
  • yes please, amazing show

    December 11, 2020
  • I can’t believe this show is being canceled. Unfortunately this show went under my radar due to my past crazy work schedule but after watching the first episode I was hooked and watched all 3 seasons in 4 days. Very disappointed

    December 12, 2020
  • Please make a season 4 even if it is to close the case I got so hooked I stayed up all night to finish season 3 hope a 4th season will be in the works soon

    December 19, 2020
  • Of course we want a season 4 mabey even a season 5 like other people have said, we all got hooked when we watched the show for the first time and it was sad too hear it got cancelled, it would be great if the show got un-canceled

    January 1, 2021
  • Please, please, PLEASE bring it back!!!!!

    January 3, 2021
  • This show is mine and my husbands comfort show. Ironically lol but we’ve rewatched it about close to 100 times. No joke. It’s hilarious, witty, we quote it every single day. And the way it ended was just ridiculous. How can they end a show like that? At least make one more season. But even then Joel becoming undead…that can spark a whole different story line & there could be SO much content coming from how they are together. I swear to god if I could find someone to invest and make season four. I would!!!! I’m so sad this is over. Not fair Netflix.

    January 16, 2021
  • I’ve showed this show to sooo many people and now I feel bad that I watched it on my account instead of having them watch it on theirs for the views… I NEED to know what happens next! Every episode makes me and my boyfriend laugh PLEASE PLEASE bring it back! 🤧🙏

    January 20, 2021
  • I need season 4 and 5 and 6 and so on and so on my comedy heart is broken and it needs Santa clarita diet to mend my broken comedy heart.

    January 23, 2021
  • I need Santa clarity season 4 5,67891011121314 pleaseeeeeeeee I’m so in love is not fair, we don’t get to see the end of the story, I have watched Santa Clarita multiple times and use it as background noise to fall asleep thats my showww pleaseee is sooo saddd , it’s an amazing story 💚💚💚💚🙏🙏🙏 Joel is my favourite character , please bring it back #bringbacksantaclarita

    January 25, 2021
  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring Santa Clarita Diet back!!!!!! I absolutely LOVE this show and the full cast. I really connect with all the characters. Drew Barrymore is so beautiful and funny. She reminds me of my sister. Mary Elizabeth reminds me of my aunt. Richard Jones reminds me of a very cool guy at my work. It’s the only show that genuinely makes me laugh out loud and takes my mind off of the chaos in the world. I LOVE every minute of every episode. Please continue the show.

    January 27, 2021
  • ca serai bien que netflix arrete de faire de la merde en stoppant ces séries sans l avis des auditeurs ,santa clarita diet est super divertissant , j’aime beaucoup cette serie

    February 4, 2021
  • NETFLIX NEEDS TO GET THEIR SHIT TOGETHER AND CONTINUE SANTA CLARITA DIET FOR ONE MORE SEASON. We deserve a proper ending. It sucks to be invested in such a show and they just decide to leave us on a huge cliffhanger. The show was amazing and they didn’t promote it well enough. (At least in my country)

    can we please start a petition?

    February 23, 2021
  • I would love to see season 4 of santa clarita diet I was so sad and angry when I found out they cancelled it. I have to say it was my #1 favorite show ever. I hated being left in the dark and not knowinf what happened to joel! I want to see more!!

    March 7, 2021
    • I binged watched 3 seasons in 3 days. And rarely do I laugh so much while watching TV. It’s very entertaining and I think it connects with a lot more people than Netflix expects.
      I really hope that there is a Season 4.
      What do we need to have a Season 4 ?
      Please bring it back.

      June 4, 2021
  • Yes please bring it back.. It is a great show and we love it! It left off with all kinds of questions. Please bring on season 4. We are vested, and want more😁. Love the characters and the story line.

    April 1, 2021
  • Please please please please please please please please bring it back

    May 4, 2021
  • Please please please please please please please please bring it back. I need laughter in my life please bring it back!!!!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2021
  • At least do a Season 4 to wrap it up if nothing else. Maybe see if you could sell the copyright to Hulu or Amazon. SOMETHING!

    October 26, 2021

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