Episodes: 30 (half-hour).
TV show dates: February 3, 2017 — March 29, 2019.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Skyler Gisondo, Richard T. Jones, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Ricardo Chavira, Ramona Young, Joy Osmanski, Thomas Lennon, Natalie Morales, Kaylee Bryant, Andy Richter, Jee Young Han, Zachary Knighton, Grace Zabriskie, Deobia Oparei, Portia de Rossi, Adam Rose, Nathan Fillion, and Patton Oswalt.
TV show description:
A horror-comedy from creator Victor Fresco, the Santa Clarita Diet TV show centers on Sheila and Joel Hammond (Barrymore and Olyphant). This suburban couple sells real estate and lives with their teen daughter, Abbey (Hewson), in Santa Clarita, CA, outside of Los Angeles.
The Hammonds are just sort of muddling through life, until one day, Sheila undergoes an enormous change. As their lives descend into death and destruction, they realize that it sort of works for them.
Suddenly, Sheila wants what she wants, when she wants it. Where before their lives were rather humdrum, now that she is experiencing all of these primal, “undead” symptoms, she’s seeing the world through a fresh set of eyes. She’s also hungry in a way she never has been — for human flesh.
Although Sheila and Joel try to hide their new, grisly truth from their daughter, Abby knows something is up and refuses to stop until she has figured it out. Once she does, it triggers something of a rebellion.
At least Abby does not have to shoulder this new, disturbing knowledge, alone. The Hammond’s awkward neighbor, Eric (Gisondo) is in on the secret. He also has a store of knowledge on the undead and is nursing a monster of a crush on the girl.
Beneath all the blood and gore, Santa Clarita Diet ponders how relationships can continue to work, even when the people in them change. It explores themes including marriage, family, and parenting teens.
Episode #30, ““The Cult of Sheila”
Joel and Sheila have a scary man’s undivided attention. Abby and Eric are surprised by hungry visitors. A troublesome trio crashes the Hammonds’ party. (Courtesy of Netflix)
First aired: March 29, 2019
What do you think? Do you like the Santa Clarita Diet TV series? Should this Netflix TV show have been cancelled or renewed for season four?