no reason given first kill Was canceled, but it can be assumed that either it was not getting the views Netflix was expecting, or they did not like the overall product. In this case, it seems as though the latter shows up in this touching style. bridgerton, Emily in ParisAnd virgin river Has been a mega hit for all the streamers. first kill was based on a short story written by Victoria “Wei” Schwabwho also co-wrote a series, and served as a modern retelling of the classic forbidden love story Romeo and Juliet, Just swap Renaissance-era lovers for a modern-day vampire (Juliet) and a monster hunter (Caliope). In its eight episodes the series had its moments with a solid ensemble cast and lead performances. The Conjuring 3‘s Sarah Catherine HookBut overall the monster-filled concept was hampered by the low budget.
It felt like Netflix didn’t have the money to make this particular show live to the high-quality standard audience that streamers have become used to with other popular shows. The effects were disturbingly poor, the fight scenes were choppy, there were some shocking music as well as editing options, and the series featured ADR work at times. It also didn’t help that the writing wasn’t the best. From the point of view of the story, first kill’All the problems start with the main love story not being attractive. Juliet and Calliope weren’t really the main characters, which is a big issue for this genre of storytelling, and the series never focused on the more interesting parts of the narrative. This included the monster hunter guild and extensive lore of Juliet’s bloodline.
Again first kill It had its gripping moments, and it’s always great to see more LGBTQ+ representation on television, but the series will sadly be remembered for failing as both a horror story and a romantic drama. A vampire show that lacked any bite, romantic tension or thrilling monster fights. It was a series that really struggled to find its identity. Although it would have been nice if Netflix had given the show a chance to fix its problems in a second season, first kill A rare series for a streamer that never made a strong case for another season. However, for those who are fans of the series, this news will be extra disappointing as the finale hangs us on the twist of Calliope’s brother Theo becoming a vampire himself.
whereas first kill A brutal bet on heart, you can form your own opinion and completely binge the series on Netflix now.