YA Vampire Series ‘First Kill’ Ordered At Netflix, Produced By Emma Roberts

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19 Oct 20

YA Vampire Series ‘First Kill’ Ordered At Netflix, Produced By Emma Roberts

Netflix has given a series order to a new young adult vampire series First Kill, based on a short story by New York Times bestselling author Victoria (V. E.) Schwab and produced by Emma Roberts.

Described by Schwab as “Killing Eve meets Buffy”, ‘First Kill’ follows teenage vampire Juliette, who has come to the point where she needs to make her first kill and take her place among a powerful vampire family. In picking her target, she sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope. However, 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.

The eight-episode, one-hour drama was created, written and executive produced by Schwab herself. Felicia D. Henderson, who previously wrote and exec produced on shows such as ‘Fringe’, ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘The Punisher’, will serve as showrunner and also writes some episodes. Emma Roberts produces the series via her Belletrist Productions, alongside co-founder, Karah Preiss.

Schwab is a bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Vicious, the Shades of Magic series, and This Savage Song. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured by EW and The New York Times, and been translated into more than a dozen languages.

The original story was published in the short-story collection Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite, along with tales from Samira Ahmed, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker, Tessa Gratton, Heidi Heilig, Julie Murphy, Mark Oshiro, Rebecca Roanhorse, Laura Ruby, and Kayla Whaley.

There is no casting or news on when First Kill will premiere on Netflix, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.