Santa Clarita Diet Season 3: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, Spoilers & News

‘Santa Clarita Diet’ made a really impressive debut in its maiden season and got the netizens talking. The show’s unique setup and storyline engaged a wide audience that has seen its popularity go off the charts. The show stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as a seemingly normal couple, whose life as an idyllic family takes an interesting turn when one of them embarks on an unexpectedly life-changing journey.

The first season of the show premiered on Netflix on February 23, 2016. After receiving positive responses from television critics and audiences alike, Netflix announced on March 29, 2017 that it had renewed ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ for second season. Subsequently, Season 2 premiered a year later on March 23, 2018. Now, the horror-comedy show is set to enter its third season, and things are getting pretty interesting as far as the story is concerned.

Santa Clarita Diet Season 3 Cast: Who is in it?

Like the two seasons before it, the central protagonists will remain the same in Season 3, and will be played by the same people. Drew Barrymore will return as Sheila Hammond, while Timothy Olyphant makes a return as Joel Hammond, Sheila’s husband. The couple’s daughter, Abby, will once again be played by Liv Hewson, while Skyler Gisondo will return as Abby’s friend Eric. Several other characters, too, are expected to make a comeback for Season 3.

Santa Clarita Diet Season 3 Plot: What is it about?

The horror-comedy show essentially revolves around Sheila, Joel, Abby, and Eric. A middle-class family living in Santa Clarita, California, the Hammonds’ normal life (and incidentally, Eric’s), takes a vicious turn after Sheila gets inflicted with a mysterious sickness and starts craving human flesh. While the Joel, Abby, and Eric try to keep Sheila’s gradual deterioration into a zombie at bay, and try to help her find a cure, they have contend with neighbors, societal norms, anti-zombie task forces, and even a neo-Nazi baseball team.

The entire episode starts when Sheila one day starts vomiting violently, and ends up throwing up a fleshy red ball. Subsequently, Joel and family discover that she has no heartbeat, her blood is thick, and she craves human flesh. As they try to help Sheila through the unearthly ordeal, things take a turn for the worse (spoiler ahead) when their neighbor, Gary, tries forcing himself on Sheila, who then kills and eats him. Things get more complex after Gary’s death, as Sheila keeps deteriorating, and the bewildered and stressed Hammond family have to keep up appearances.

As the plot progresses, the mystery around Sheila’s sickness starts to clear, and the Hammond family also identifies a potential cure. However, their efforts at trying to help Sheila face multiple complications, especially with the arrival of a mysterious couple, who seem bent on destroying zombies. Meanwhile, the show also does some myth-building around the red fleshy orb Sheila throws up – something that is later referred to as ‘Mr. Ball Legs’ (we’re trying not to give away too many spoilers).

As it stands, the plot has reached a stage wherein Season 3 of the show is likely to reveal more details about the mysterious couple. Earlier, show creator Victor Fresco had said that Season 3 would tie up loose ends from Seasons 1 and 2. He had added that Season 3 would also explore the lore behind ‘Mr. Ball Legs’ and shed more light on its nature. With curiosity building up around several unanswered questions, including Mr. Ball Legs, the couple, and Sheila’s fate, Season 3 is bound to be an exciting new addition to the already impressive show.

In terms of reception, Season 1 of ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ was praised particularly by critics for being a fresh take on the much popular zombie genre – it was “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes, and received a score of 78%. Season 2 of the show found even more favor among critics, receiving a score of 85%. Overall, the show has a score of 81% on Rotten Tomatoes. Meanwhile, audiences have rated the show a solid 7.8/10 on IMDb.

Santa Clarita Diet Season 3 Release Date: When does it premiere?

Following the success of Season 2, Netflix had, on May 8, 2018, renewed ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ for its third season. Fans had been waiting since then, but now they will be pleased to know that the Season 3 premiere is just around the corner. It will be hitting viewers screens on March 29, 2019, so there’s not long to go.

If Season 3 is a hit, and it should be in all likelihood, and the story develops some more intriguing complexity,  ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ could go on to enjoy a long (undead) life at Netflix.

Santa Clarita Diet Season 3 Trailer:

While Netflix has yet to release a full-blown trailer for ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Season 3, here’s the announcement trailer for Season 3 to give you a glimpse into what awaits, in case you have missed it. We will update this section if a new trailer for Season 3 is released by Netflix, so stay tuned.

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