Ah yes, a tale as old as time – a teenage vampire meets a teenage vampire slayer and their parents insist they must kill each other. Wait… we don’t remember seeing this before!
Netflix is completely flipping the script for the young adult vampire movie trope of “old (kinda creepy) vampire man who falls in love with a young human girl” in its new summer series. first kill. Finally, we’ll see a queer supernatural love series for teens that’s not afraid to shine a spotlight on gay relationships, rather than just queer baiting and dancing about sexuality. That’s what we’re here for.
First kill is according to VE Schwab New York Times Best selling short story Vampires Never Grow Old: Stories with a Fresh Bite. The series was first announced in 2020 with the author as a work in progress at the streaming giant take on twitter on October 16, 2020 to say: “Today it was announced that Netflix has given us a series order. We’ve got our showrunner, we’ve got our writing team, we’ve got our room, and this story that I would have loved to have seen as a teenager is kind of alive now.”
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Written by showrunner Felicia D. Henderson and Schwab, the pair have also signed on as executive producers alongside Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss, according to Belletrist Productions meeting. The series then cast its two leads in March 2021, new vampire Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook) and young slayer Calliope (Imani Lewis).
Henderson said in an interview with shadow and nude that she was first drawn to the story first kill after seeing her goddaughter go through the process of coming out. “I was like, ‘Boy, that was on when she was 16, how would her life have been different?'” she said, “and I wanted to be part of a world that portrayed her experience as normal.”
And while queer relationships are perfectly normal, the situation Juliette and Calliope face is not.
Do you want to know all the details? Find out everything we know so far about VE Schwab’s short story adaptation ahead of time, including First kills Cast List, Storyline, Sneak Peeks and Upcoming News.
what is first kill Above?
When it’s time for teenage vampire Juliette to pull off her first kill so she can truly become a member of her powerful vampire family, her eyes catch on the new girl in town, Calliope. But things get complicated when Juliette discovers that Calliope is a vampire slayer who comes from a long line of respected slayers and is looking to slay her first vampire so she can join her family’s hunt. The two find that their respective missions and goals aren’t that simple – and far too easy to fall for.
Sarah Catherine Hook’s Juliette Fairmont is a slightly shy, sweet girl who was born a vampire and is determined not to become a monster. Will her longing for true love stand in the way of her family’s legacy?
On the other hand, Imani Lewis’ Calliope “Cal” Burns is a brave, tenacious monster slayer whose strong exterior threatens to crumble when she’s torn between family responsibilities and the promise of romance.
Who is in the cast of first kill?
As previously mentioned, the vampire Juliette is played by Sarah Catherine Hook, while her lover, the huntress Calliope, is portrayed by Imani Lewis.
Corresponding diversitythe Romeo and Juliette-esque couple (or Juliette and Juliette in this case) is joined by 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.
When will first kill to be published?
The tension *kills* me! Settle into your coffin and grab a dagger—the Netflix one eight part series first kill will fall on June 10th. Don’t have an account (or got kicked out by your exes)? Do not worry! Sign up for Netflix before the movie airs (it’s only $9.99 a month!) and then go to the front page while logged in on June 10th.
Is there a trailer for first kill?
You’re lucky! Netflix just released a trailer for first kill on May 12th.
The lovebird and the bat are drawn like fangs to a vein in the brand new trailer, with plenty of PDAs and endearing words shared between clips about family bonds, paranormal school life and stolen moments hidden from prying eyes.
Watch the tantalizing trailer for Netflix’s hapless star love story first kill below, while we await the series’ arrival on June 10th:
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