NOTE: Netflix will not be getting a second season of First Kill, its teen vampire drama series created by Emma Roberts.
Netflix’s renewal/cancellation decisions often come down to price. First Kill, which starred Sarah Catherine Hook and Imani Lewis, showed a lot of creative talent and had a good run based on Netflix’s Top 10 viewership figures.
Released June 10, First Kill broke into the streamer’s weekly Top 10 for English-language TV series with its first three days of release, ranking No. 7 (No. 3 non-Stranger Things title ) and 30.3M viewing hours. It reached No. 3 in its first full week of release with 48.8M hours watched, just behind Stranger Things 4 and Peaky Blinders Season 6, and spent another week in the Top 10 before falling. The series easily cleared 100M hours watched in its first 28 days of release.
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According to information, the series, which did not have the staying power of many Netflix hits, did not meet the conditions for viewing and completing episodes. Promoting successful youth programs is a challenge for all media; HBO Max just canceled Gordita Chronicles amid pullbacks in kids/family programming.
Written by Felicia D. Henderson and best-selling author Victoria “V. Hey.” Schwab, First Kill was based on a short story by Schwab. In it, when it’s time for young vampire Juliette (Hook) to make her first kill so she can take over a powerful vampire family, she sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope (Lewis). But to Juliette’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter, from a family of famous killers. Everyone knows that it will not be very easy to kill and, unfortunately, it is very easy to fall for …
The cast included Elizabeth Mitchell, Aubin Wise, Jason Robert Moore, Gracie Dzienn, Will Swenson, Phillip Mullings Jr., Dominic Goodman and Dylan McNamara.
Henderson, who was the showrunner, executive produced alongside creator Schwab as well as Roberts and Karah Preiss through Belletrist Productions.