Netflix Cancels 'First Kill' After One Season

Netflix Cancels 'First Kill' After One Season

The series did fairly well in the beginning, being in the top 10 for English-language TV series.

Netflix announced the cancelation of First Kill after airing its first season.

The streamer showed the red flag after the series underperformed against two key renewal metrics, viewing and completion of episodes, reported Deadline.


Written by Felicia D. Henderson and best-selling author Victoria “V. E.” Schwab, First Kill was based on a short story by Schwab. As a legacy vampire, teenager Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook) is destined to make her first kill and take her place in the family. But when she meets Calliope (Imani Lewis), the new girl in town, the two start to fall in love. The problem? Calliope's family has a destiny all its own, and it just so happens to be hunting vampires. With both young women preparing for their (very different) first kills, their love will be put to the test. With fate working against them—and even their parents forbidding them from being together—Juliette and Calliope will have to decide what kind of lives they want.


The series also starred Elizabeth Mitchell, Will Swenson, Aubion Wise, Jason Robert Moore, Gracie Dzienny, Dylan McNamara, Dominic Goodman, Phillip Mullings Jr., MK xyz, Jonas Dylan Allen, and Roberto Mendez. Henderson, who served as showrunner, executive produced alongside creator Schwab as well as Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss through Belletrist Productions.


The series did fairly well in the beginning, finding its way into the top 10 for English-language TV series within its first three days of release, and ranking No. 7 (No. 3 non-Stranger Things title) with 30.3M hours viewed. The show accelerated to No. 3 in its first full week of release with 48.8M hours viewed, only behind Stranger Things 4 and Peaky Blinders Season 6, and spent one more week in the Top 10 before falling off. The series easily cleared 100M hours viewed in its first 28 days of release.


In a post confirming the cancelation, series cast member Goodman expressed gratitude towards the show’s fanbase. “I have nothing but love for every single one of you!” Goodman wrote. “Thank you all for taking the show in as your own, seeing you all feel seen made all the hard work and hours worth it.”

Even the fans were highly disappointed with the announcement as they called the show unique. Some fans even called out Netflix and noted the action was unreasonable.





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