Santa Clarita Diet Season 3: Netflix Release Date, Cast, Plot & Trailer

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After months of speculation, we finally know that Santa Clarita Diet returns for Season 3 later this March. The gory and graphic horror-comedy has been in demand for months now and fans can’t wait to binge on a third season just like Sheila feasts on flesh. Here’s all we know so far about the third season of Santa Clarita Diet including the cast, plot, release date, and trailer. 

Santa Clarita Diet is a Netflix Original horror-comedy series created by Victor Fresco. The zombie drama debuted on Netflix in February 2017 and soon became a smash hit for subscribers across the globe. Starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, the series has been praised greatly for its story and mythology. It is also well known for its graphic scenes. If you are faint of heart you best turn away because there are a LOT of guts and PLENTY of gore.

Sheila and Joel are ordinary husband and wife realtors until Sheila undergoes a dramatic change that sends them down a road of death and destruction. In a good way.

Santa Clarita Diet Season 3: Everything We Know So Far

Season 2 Recap: Santa Clarita Diet Season 3

Both and Abby and Joel have escaped from their respective confines, and Abby was able to get the bile for Sheila’s serum. Abby had also finally found herself a guilt-free food source from her self dubbed ‘lobster tank’ in the form of a neo-Nazis baseball team. Another undead individual named Romana was introduced and instead of freezing her ball like Sheila, she kept it in a tank to which the ball grew legs and walks like a spider.

Romona and Mr. Ball Legs – Copyright Netflix

It was revealed that Gary, who Sheila had killed in season one had ‘lived’ to tell the tale. Gary became undead as his brain was never destroyed to which he is now a decapitated talking head locked up in the Hammond’s basement. The Source of Sheila’s issue may have been tracked down by Joel after he discovers a strain of clams called Ruby Reds that Sheila had eaten. The clams came from a Serbian cave and others who consumed the clams were affected too. Unbeknowest to the Hammonds, Paul and Sheila had been tracking them and destroyed the clams to ensure no one else would be infected.

Marsha (Left) and Paul (Right) – Copyright Netflix

Sheila has a blackout after becoming too stressed and eats another Neo-Nazi ‘lobster’ but has no recollection doing so. Joel and Sheila were placed under arrest by Police Officer Anne Garcia, but after learning of Sheila’s undead condition and her exploits (not to mention Gary’s talking head) she questions God. Is Sheila is doing God’s work? Officer Garcia asks for a sign.

A ginormous explosion was set off (a side effect of Eric and Abby’s political activism) giving Anne the ‘sign’ she needed from God. She bows to Sheila asking “how may I serve you?”

Cast: Santa Clarita Diet Season 3

Confirmed cast members for Season 3 of Santa Clarita Diet:

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen heard/them before?
Sheila Hammond Drew Barrymore Never Been Kissed, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, 50 First Dates
Joel Hammond Timothy Olyphant Justified, The Crazies, A Perfect Getaway
Abby Hammond Liv Hewson Dramaworld, Before I Fall, Let’s See How Fast This Goes
Eric Bemis Skyler Gisondo Vacation, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, The Amazing Spiderman

It’s unclear at this time if Nathan Fillion will return to reprise his role as Gary West.

Likely to return for season 3:

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen/heard them before?
Paul Zachary Knighton The Hitcher, The Prince and Me, Flashforward
Marsha Jee Young Han Why Him, Young Adult, Comedy Bang! Bang!
Lisa Palmer Mary Elizabeth Ellis Masterminds, Free State of Jones, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Anne Garcia Natalie Morales Parks and Recreation, Battle of the Sexes, Girls


What to expect: Santa Clarita Diet Season 3

The third season will further explore the mythology of the world of Santa Clarita Diet. There will be a large focus on the origin of Mr. Ball Legs and the Knights of Serbia who’s existence is to find zombies and to prevent the outbreak. Paul and Marsha have been following the exploits of the Hammonds and we can expect them to cross paths with each other eventually.

Eric and Abby began their environmental activism in Season 2 and by blowing up the fracking trailer. The teenage pair could bring even more trouble to the Hammonds through their activism.

There will be many threats that Sheila and Joel will have to contend with, but ultimately we expect a lot of weird twists and turns along the way.

Photos: Santa Clarita Diet Season 3

Sadly there have been no official photos released by Netflix for the third season of Santa Clarita Diet.

Episode Count: Santa Clarita Diet Season 3

Season 3 of Santa Clarita Diet will also have 10 episodes like the previous seasons. Each episode is roughly 30 minutes in length.

Trailer: Santa Clarita Diet Season 3

An official trailer is still yet to be released. For now, all we have is the Season 3 announcement trailer.

Release Date: Santa Clarita Diet Season 3

The third season of Santa Clarita Diet will arrive on Friday, 29th of March!

Final Season: Santa Clarita Diet Season 3

There is no confirmation on whether or not this will be the final season of Santa Clarita Diet. The show has become a fan favorite amongst subscribers so we expect Santa Clarita Diet to run for at least another season. There are also a lot of loose ends within the story that may not be tied up by the end of season three.

Are you excited for season three of Santa Clarita Diet? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.

 Poster Rating: TV-MA
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Skyler Gisondo
Season Additions:
  • - Season 3 was added to Netflix on March 29th, 2019
  • - Season 2 was added to Netflix on March 23rd, 2018