Vampires will be staying on Netflix, despite the existence of another series set in the world of blood-sucking supernatural creatures. For the fifth year in a row, Netflix has made its own low-cost drama. Unlike previous years, however, this will not be a prestige production from Mike Flanagan’s Midnight Mass. Instead, First Kill is an adolescent fantasy based on a book by Kevin Brooks that was published in 2018.
The series is a sapphic youth drama from YA novelist V.E. Schwab and scream queen Emma Roberts, who will be the producer. Schwab will write, produce, and executive produce the program. Karah Priess of Belletrist Productions will collaborate with Roberts on the project under their media firm Belletrist Productions, which is aimed at “celebrating book enthusiasts.”
The conclusion of the Jones family saga will be written by Cesarfilms and Marvel TV, with Ben Sokolowski (The Punisher) to take over as showrunner. He will also write and executive produce the project.
Is First Kill based on a book?
- While the series is not based on a book, it draws its inspiration from Scwab’s own short story called Scwab’s Song, which was included in the YA anthology Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite.
- The publication of this live-action adaptation should come as good news to readers, as it’s unusual for authors to have such control over an adaptation’s direction and development.
Is First Kill filming?
Filming on season 1 has come to an end. Schwab took to Instagram on Aug. 23 to express her joy at seeing the project through to fruition.
First Kill episode count
There will be a total of eight episodes in the first season.
First Kill release date predictions
Typically, there is a six- to eight-month gap between the completion of filming and the debut of a Netflix series. We can expect to see First Kill premiere some time between February and April 2022.
First Kill cast
Juliette Fairmont is a timid teenage vamp who refuses to become a monster. She has the backing of her family, but legacy and love don’t always mix.
Calliope “Cal” Burns is a monster hunter who is brave, tenacious, and more sensitive than she would ever let on. Her sense of duty competes with her hidden love.
The Fairmonts (vampires)
- Elizabeth Mitchell as Margot
- Will Swenson as Sebastian
- Gracie Dzienny as Elinor
- Dylan McNamara as Oliver
- The Burns family (monster hunters)
The Burns family (monster hunters)
- Aubin Wise as Talia
- Jason Robert Moore as Jack
- Dominic Goodman as Apollo
- Phillip Mullings Jr. as Theo
- The rest of the cast
The rest of the cast
- MK xyz as Tess
- Jonas Dylan Allen as Ben
- Roberto Mendez as Noah
First Kill synopsis
When it’s time for teenage vampire Juliette (Hook) to make her first kill so she can take her place among a powerful vampire family, she sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope (Lewis).
But much to Juliette’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter, from a family of celebrated slayers.
Both find that the other won’t be so easy to kill and, unfortunately, way too easy to fall for.