Netflix introduced on Tuesday, August 2 that First Kill wouldn’t be returning for a second season.
The vampire teen drama, which starred Imani Lewis and Sarah Catherine Hook, was initially launched on June 10 however was formally canceled lower than two months later.
Based on writer V. E. Schwab’s brief story of the identical identify, First Kill adopted vampire Juliette Fairmont (Hook) and monster hunter Calliope Burns (Lewis), each of whom are decided to have their first kill however rapidly fall in love with one another as a substitute.
Why Is ‘First Kill’ Being Canceled After One Season?
When it was launched, First Kill peaked on the quantity 3 spot on Netflix globally, coming behind Stranger Things Season 4 and Peaky Blinders Season 6.
It remained within the Global Top 10 record for TV reveals on Netflix for 3 weeks. In its first week it had been considered for 30.3 million hours and had the quantity 7 spot, in its second week it had 48.8 million hours considered and was at quantity 3, after which it dropped right down to the quantity 9 spot in its third week with 18.5 million hours considered.
According to a report from Deadline, the present was not seen to have “the staying power of most Netflix hits” and sources claimed the present was unable to “meet thresholds” for each the viewing and completion of episodes on the streaming platform.
Newsweek has contacted Netflix representatives for additional remark.
Creator V. E. Schwab Reacts to ‘First Kill’ Being Canceled
Following the announcement that the present wouldn’t return for a second season, Schwab took to Instagram to share her unhappiness over the information.
Alongside a photograph of herself on set, the critically-acclaimed writer wrote: “The day I found out my first TV project was being picked up for an entire season, was one of the best days of my life. But that doesn’t mean this—the day it got canceled—is the worst.
“Because the shortage of a second season does not erase the primary. It occurred, I received to see an incredible group of writers spin the thread, received to see an amazingly gifted group of actors convey my characters to life.
“I know first hand, that stories never expire, that they wait for new readers, new viewers, to find them, and I’m so glad that First Kill will be there, for those who go looking.”
Schwab added: “I’m proud of the cast and crew for bringing this to life with a wealth of talent and a mountain of heart, and grateful to the millions and millions of viewers who watched and championed and loved the show. Thank you.”
Schwab beforehand spoke to Newsweek about her hopes for a second season of the fantasy sequence, saying she needed the present to be renewed as a result of “there’s so much drama, there’s so much we need to resolve people.”
The A Darker Shade of Magic writer mentioned: “I think what’s so cool, [and] one of the reasons I want a second season so badly, is because when you write the first season you’re not writing with the actors in mind.
“We do not have a solid once we’re writing the primary season and going right into a second season, hastily, now we have a solid and we are able to begin to work on the tales with our actors in thoughts as we’re doing it, and I feel that is actually cool.”
First Kill Season 1 is available to watch on Netflix.