Netflix has driven a stake into “First Kill,” deciding against picking up the teenage vampire series for a second season. The news comes nearly two months after the streamer debuted all eight episodes of the show’s first season in early June.
Sources close to the matter maintain that Netflix “is proud of the work that producers, cast and crew put in on the series,” though the decision came down to a matter of viewing numbers versus cost. In other words, take it from a fellow lesbian, it sucked. Not everyone agreed. Enjoy the tears.
No this is ridiculous we have to fight 🙁
— Melanie Munie (@melaniemunie23) August 3, 2022
Woke up & felt like a dream for a sec that Netflix decided to cancel a fun show about lesbian vampires whose numbers were amazingly better than renewed shows. The data proves the misogynistic homophobia & casual racism. First Kill fans are gunna make the company suffer forever 🤷🏻♀️
— 𝐳𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐧 (@kuruttakat) August 3, 2022
WHEN WE FINALLY HAVE THE LESBIAN VAMPIRE CONTENT WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR THEY GOR AHEAD AND CANCEL IT I fucking hate you Netflix
— fer (@fcknhaught) August 3, 2022
you all deserve so much better! you guys did such an impeccable job, everyone loved the show… it makes no sense at all! sending you lots of love, we’ll always be here to support every single one of you 💖
— Lara (@downeyperry) August 3, 2022
— SAVETHEWILDS‼️/leanne (@AngellLeanne) August 3, 2022
— Kayla Bly (@bly_kayla25) August 3, 2022
bruh i’m a heartstopper fan and even I know that first kill had way more views 😭 what the fuck did netflix just do
— ︎s (@willesimaug) August 3, 2022
vampire relationships, they’ve been around forever there was never a shitty lesbian vampire show before this and still despite all the views and interactions even with no promotion netflix decided to cancel it without even giving an actual reason💀
— the wilds got cancelled do not speak to me (@clexamywanheda) August 5, 2022
…to writers, to crew, to people whom those shows touched. Like, OFMD? Hell Netflix and the black lesbian vampires.
When you judge them on the mass market metric and cancel them, the niche that those shows mattered to is hurt and anyway no wonder they lose subscribers.
— Mike Headley (@BowTieWriter) August 4, 2022
So go cancel Netflix then, precious.
Based on a short story from horror writer V. E. Schwab, “First Kill” followed Calliope (Imani Lewis) and Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook), two teenage girls who fall for one another, but come from warring families: one a dynasty of vampire hunters, the other a line of bloodsuckers.
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. Felicia D. Henderson and Schwab executive produced, alongside Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss for Belletrist Productions.
And they should all be ashamed of themselves for such a shoddy product.