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‘First Kill’ Showrunner Blames Netflix Show’s Cancelation On Marketing That Never Went Beyond Teen Lesbian Vampire Element

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On Tuesday, Netflix put a stake in First Kill after just one season. Today, showrunner Felicia D. Henderson went public with her thoughts about why the show was not given a new cycle.First Kill was based on a short story by Victoria “V.

E.” Schwab and executive produced by Emma Roberts. In the series, teenage vampire Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook) sets out 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 (Imani 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.“I so enthusiastically signed on to this show [because] it has something for everyone,” Henderson said in an interview today with the Daily Beast, “strong women leads, supernatural intrigue, an epic, Shakespearean battle between warring families, and a prominently featured Black family in the genre space, something Black viewers crave and a general audience needs to be treated to.” But, she said, while the marketing materials for the show were compelling, they were a bit reductive.“The art for the initial marketing was beautiful.

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