Netflix has canceled the vampire drama after one season — Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix won’t pick up a second season anymore First kill, his teen vampire drama series lead producer Emma Roberts.

Netflix renewal/cancellation decisions are generally based on viewing and price. First killstarring Sarah Catherine Hook and Imani Lewis, featured mostly up-and-coming talent and did well in Netflix’s top 10 viewers.

Released on June 10First kill entered the weekly broadcaster’s English-language TV series Top 10 in its first three days of release, peaking at number 7 (No. 3 noStranger things title), viewed 30.3 million hours. In its first full week of release, it peaked at #3 with 48.8 million views. hours. Stranger things 4 and Blade berets Season 6 and spent another week in the Top 10 before dropping out. The series easily cleared 100 million. hours viewed within the first 28 days of release. television

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The series, which didn’t have the power of most Netflix hits, still didn’t meet viewership and episode completion thresholds, sources said. Launching successful teen series has been challenging for all broadcasters; Just HBO Max cancelled The Chubby Chronicles retreating to live-action kids/family original programming.

Written by Felicia D. Henderson and bestselling author Victoria “VE” Schwab, First kill was based on Schwab’s short story. In it, when the time comes for teenage vampire Juliet (Hook) to kill herself in order to take her place among a powerful vampire family, she sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope (Lewis). But much to Juliet’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter who comes from a family of famous assassins. Both believe that the other will not be so easy to kill and unfortunately too easy to fall for…

The cast also included Elizabeth Mitchell, Aubin Wise, Jason Robert Moore, Gracie Dzienn, Will Swenson, Phillip Mullings Jr., Dominic Goodman and Dylan McNamara.

Henderson, who served as showrunner, executive producer alongside creator Schwab, as well as Roberts and Karah Preiss through Belletrist Productions.

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