If you were hoping to sink your teeth into a second series of First Kill – you might have to hold that thought. Netflix pulled the plug on First Kill.
Netflix’s teen supernatural drama, Juliette and Calliope, debuted in June 2022.
However, these were not your typical high schoolers, as one is a vampire, and the other a vampire hunter – so when the two fell in love, things got complicated…
Many viewers praised the series on social media and wondered why Netflix had cancelled it. If you’ve questioning the same thing – look no further as we explore why…
Netflix cancelled First Kill because of its alleged inability to pay for it.
Strong viewing figures weren’t enough to save First Kill – which completely sucks.
In fact, after its first week the series reached number three in the streamer’s weekly Top 10 for English-language TV series with 48.8 million hours viewed. After its first month, the series reached 100,000,000 hours.
But, despite all this, according to Deadline First Kill didn’t meet the viewing versus cost threshold and completion of episodes – which has ultimately led to the decision of the cancelation.
First Kill season one ended in a cliffhanger
The plot began as Juliette and Calliope were both set to make their first kills – however as they got closer, they realised this wasn’t possible.
The couple were always in conflict with each other and their opposing families because of their Shakespeare-inspired romance.
The first season ended with a major cliffhanger. Juliette and Calliope had to end their relationship.
This was because Juliette accidently turned Calliope’s brother, Theo into a vampire in an attempt to kill him with dignity. This is the part viewers are most excited about seeing: Theo transformed into the detestable animal his family hunts and kills.
This has caused viewers to be even more upset that the series was cancelled. The plot will remain a mystery.
First Kill’s removal causes viewers to react
First Kill fans took to social media to vent their outrage at Netflix’s decision to kill the show.
One viewer wrote: “There was literally no reason to cancel first kill. it had more than 30 million views in its first week and more than 40 million it’s second.”
An additional: “The craziest part is that it’s not even like first kill did BAD. it was trending for WEEKS, it did NUMBERS, like Netflix would rather lose money than renew it?”
Some viewers aren’t convinced with Netflix’s reasoning for the cancellation. One Twitter user wrote: “Netflix saying first kill’s cancellation was bc of views not being enough for the cost when they literally gave them a budget of 5 dollars and a juice box and got 100 million viewing hours in return…”
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