Netflix’s cull of content continues as the streaming service announces that the teen vampire drama First Kill will not be picked up for a second season.
Starring Sarah Catherine Hook and Imani Lewis, the new 2022 drama followed two young lovers, Juliette and Calliope, who both happened to be hunting each other, one as a vampire and the other as a slayer. Featuring burgeoning young acting talent, the show gathered a decent amount of fans and even enjoyed a good stunt in the streaming service’s top 10, but alas, this wasn’t enough to save it from the cut.
According to those who are close to the project, the series didn’t have the longevity of other Netflix shows, failing to hit the all-important criteria of viewing figures and episode completion. Based on a short story by the best-selling author Victoria “V. E.” Schwab, the screenplay was written by herself alongside Felicia D. Henderson.
First Kill joins a whole collection of content that is being axed by Netflix in an effort to reduce costs amid reports that the streaming service is rapidly losing subscribers.
Other shows that have been pulled include the Ricky Gervais comedy drama After Life, the historical epic The Last Kingdom, teen series Never Have I Ever and, most surprisingly, Ozark, despite its critical and commercial acclaim.
Take a look at the trailer for First Kill, below, just don’t enjoy it too much as season two isn’t on the way.