Speaking of streaming, this very popular Netflix show named after a suburb could have gone on for years longer and kept a huge crew employed, but the former child actress turned addict turned A- list adult actress was bored with it and wanted to do something else.
Santa Clarita Diet
Here’s the real reason why Netflix cancelled Santa Clarita Diet
Netflix, like any large corporation, isn’t afraid to make big decisions, even if those moves are guaranteed to offend its subscribers – and that’s exactly what happened recently following several sizeable executive calls, from a price hike to the cancellation of a number of titles.
A raft of shows have had their runs prematurely cut short, much to the dismay of the brains behind them and their committed fanbases, and the latest to be shown the door is Santa Clarita Diet, following in the footsteps of One Day at a Time, the various Marvel shows and more.
“They called us with the news yesterday,” Santa Clarita Diet producer Tracy Katsky Boomer told CNN. “We are all so sad. We have loved making it so much.”
Drew Barrymore’s passion project lasted just three seasons before it was taken off the table, despite the fact that the last chapter ended on a cliffhanger. The mystery surrounding Mr Ball Legs, and what was going to happen after Sheila sunk her teeth into Joel’s neck – two big questions that will continue to haunt us.
At an INTV conference in Israel back in March, Netflix’s head of original content, Cindy Holland, discussed why some shows are cut short, and as you are probably well aware, it all hinges on if Netflix is getting enough bang for its buck.
“It’s a combination of things,” she said (via Deadline). “When we’re investing, we decide how much to invest based on the audience that will show up. If the audience doesn’t show up, we think about the reason to continue to invest in something that doesn’t do as well as we had hoped.”
In the case of Santa Clarita Diet, Holland and her colleagues clearly felt that there was no viable reason to keep pumping money into it.
She added: “Obviously, critical acclaim is important too, but we’re really about trying to stretch our investment dollars as far as we can and make good on our investors’ money – it’s theirs, not ours.” – Source