Washington: Netflix has decided not to renew “First Kill,” the teen vampire series, for a second season. The announcement comes almost two months after the streamer released all eight episodes of the show’s first season in early June.
Goodman, a cast member on the show, took to his Twitter account and posted a post announcing the cancellation. He wrote: “To all ‘First Kill’ fans, I have nothing but love for each and every one of you! until the next project.”
According to Variety, Netflix is proud of the work the producers, cast and crew put into the series, but the ultimate choice came down to cost and viewership. Based on the short story by VE Schwab, First Kill follows Calliope (Imani Lewis) and Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook), two teenage girls who fall in love but come from opposite families: one from vampire hunters and the other from bloodsuckers.
In addition to MK xyz, the series also starred Jonas Dylan Allen, Roberto Mendez, Gracie Dzienny, Dylan McNamara, Dominic Goodman, Will Swenson, Aubion Wise, Phillip Mullings Jr. and Elizabeth Mitchell. Felicia D. Henderson, Schwab, Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss served as executive producers for Belletrist Productions. “First Kill” received lukewarm reviews from critics, who gave the show an approval rating of 58 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes review collection site. According to Variety, television’s chief critic Caroline Framke voiced her displeasure, calling it “more of a clumsy swing at relevance than a story anyone can really sink their teeth into.”