Netflix has renewed Santa Clarita Diet for a third season.
The zombie romantic comedy, which stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, follows Sheila, a realtor married to Joel, who lives a vaguely discontented life in the titular LA suburb. Their domestic existence undergoes a dramatic change, though, when she ends up undead – and hungry for something that isn’t exactly vegetarian.
Season 2 saw the Hammonds trying to adapt to Sheila’s now-advanced state, even though she’s desperately working to hold on to her suburban lifestyle and not be defined as just another monster. Unfortunately, while the family has become markedly better at murder, the number of missing people in Santa Clarita is starting to pile up and it’s no longer going unnoticed…
After an even first season, Season 2 saw Santa Clarita Diet become one of Netflix’s best originals around, offering spills, giggles and (worryingly) relationship goals.
“At first, you can’t decide if it’s overtly imprudent or inherently inventive, but you soon find yourself not caring. Once you give it the benefit of the doubt, you find yourself enjoying every ridiculous, macabre moment that’s offered up on a platter,” we wrote in our review.
The decision follows the news that Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will end with its upcoming fourth season, as Netflix increasingly tightens its list of programmes that are given renewal orders. With less than two months gone since Season 2’s debut, though, Santa Clarita Diet looks set for several more courses to come.