Netflix's Lesbian Vampire Drama, The First Kill, Has Been Canceled After One Season

Netflix's Lesbian Vampire Drama, The First Kill, Has Been Canceled After One Season ...

First Kill is at Netflix's unfortunate conclusion. The teen vampire drama, which is produced by Emma Roberts and is based on a short story by author V.E. Schwab, has been canceled after one season.

According to Deadline, the series was canceled because it did not meet the required viewing levels for episodes and completion, although it saw over 100 million hours seen in its first 28 days on Netflix.

In June, First KillSeason 1 appeared on Netflix with a great start, landing at No. 7 on the streaming list, then dropping off the chart after its second week.

Deciders Joel Keller praises the show's good story, but also points to the series' clumsy execution, which he believes made the series difficult to watch.

Keller's First Kill review highlights the classic Romeo-and-Juliet story, which sees two star-crossed lovers falling for each other and trying to make things work despite their different circumstances. The first episode is weighed down by an extraordinarily tedious execution, making the story impossible to find.

The official logline for First Kill states that when it is time for teenage vampire Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook) to make her first kill in order to inherit a powerful vampire family, she sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope (Imani Lewis), who is a famous vampire hunter from a distinguished family of slayers. Both find that the other will be far too easy to murder.

Elizabeth Mitchell, Aubin Wise, Gracie Dzienny, Dominic Goodman, Phillip Mullings, Jr., and Jason R. Moore star in the series along with Hook and Lewis.

In the last few months, Netflix has dropped several original series, includingThe Baby-Sitters Club, Raising Dion, Space Force, and Q-Force, but fans seemed to be especially distraught by the loss of First Kill: See some of the heartbroken Twitter reactions below:

Netflix is weird as hell for canceling its first kill. How is a successful wlw show with a black female lead being canceled after outperforming SEVERAL netflix originals?

Im so utterly sabotaging this im renewing heartstopper for two more seasons and canceling the first kill when it drew in more than 2.2 million views than heartstopper in the first two weeks.

There was absolutely no need to cancel first kill. It had more than 30 million views in its first week, and more than 40 million in its second week, it was popular on twitter for weeks before and after it was released, and it was in the top 10 shows in over 80 countries for several weeks.

Netflix claims that first kills is canceled because views weren't enough for the cost, yet they gave them a budget of five dollars and a juice box and received 100 million viewing hours in return.


Was season 1 of the first kill perfect? no. but I hate that lgbtq+ and bipoc programs are expected to be perfect right out of the gate?!?!?!?! why can't they be campy and fun and thats enough?!?!?!?!

KillSeason 1 is now available on Netflix.

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