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Netflix slammed for cancelling show with over 30 million views after first season

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Netflix has controversially cancelled one of its most popular shows.On Wednesday, the streaming service confirmed it would not be renewing its recently dropped vampire drama First Kill for a second season.The supernatural series was based on a short-story written by Victoria Schwab and followed the same-sex love story between a vampire and vampire-hunter after they are both instructed to kill each other.READ MORE:Netflix fans sickened by 'most disturbing' film yet as dark scenes show horror kidnapProduced by Emma Roberts, First Kill was released in June and amassed an impressive 30.3 million viewed hours within its first three days of release.The show also reached the site's Top 10 list in several regions and cleared 100 million viewing hours in its first 28 days on the streaming service.Despite the impressive figures, Netflix opted to cancel the series within just two months of the first season's release.It followed claims from sources that the show "did not meet Netflix's thresholds for viewing and completion of episodes" (via Deadline).A spokesperson also told The Daily Beast that the decision came down to "viewing versus cost".Reacting to the news, First Kill showrunner Felicia D Henderson wrote on Instagram: "I wish I could produce another 50 episodes for you!

I wish we had a chance to grow the audience."Regardless of where we find ourselves, the time I've spent on this show has been worth every moment.

We did something special."First Kill's cancellation was also met with a swift backlash by its online fanbase.A petition for the series to be renewed has already received over 5,000 signatures and counting, while fans on Twitter have also expressed their fury.One fan wrote: "Netflix is weird as hell for cancelling.

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