‘First Death’ showrunner says ‘cancellation was to blame for Netflix’s poor marketing’

The “First Kill” vampire series was canceled by Netflix less than two months after its premiere, totaling just one season.

Set in a world of monster hunters, the plot follows a teenage vampire named Juliet (Sarah Catherine Hook), who ends up falling in love with a vampire hunter, the beautiful Calliope (Imani Lewis).

Unfortunately, the production ended with an open plot, with hooks that will never be resolved.

And, during an interview with The Daily Beast, showrunner Felicia D. Henderson said the cancellation was the fault of the streaming platform’s poor marketing.

For Henderson, Netflix was negligent in classifying the attraction as a simple lesbian vampire series and nothing more…

She argued that there were many other aspects that made the production interesting, but Netflix only focused on one thing in the posters and trailers.

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“I threw myself into this project with such enthusiasm because there was so much to explore…Strong female leadership, a supernatural plot, an epic Shakespearian battle between warring families, and the dramas of adolescence. , highlighting a black family in a genre like this is something black viewers want and also encourages audiences to support the portrayal.

She continued:

“The posters produced were magnificent. But I thought [o romance gay] it was just one of the elements that would be explored in marketing, but they focused on just that. There were so many equally compelling and important elements to the show. Monsters vs. Monster Hunters, the battle between two powerful matriarchs, and more. But the series was never promoted as it should have been.

‘First Death’ was even a moderate success for Netflix, debuting at number 3 in the TOP 10 of the catalog in the first week of exposure, behind only ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’.

In its first month, the attraction logged over 100 million viewing hours.

Unfortunately, the series didn’t have a very high completion rate, meaning subscribers who started watching didn’t always reach the end of the season, leading to cancellation.

Produced by Emma Roberts, the series was based on a short story written by Victoria ‘VE’ Schwab.

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When it comes time for teenage vampire Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook) to kill for the first time so she can earn her place in a family of powerful vampires, she sets eyes on a new girl in town, Calliope (Imani Lewis ). But to Juliet’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter from a famous family of hunters.

The cast also includes Elizabeth Mitchell, Aubin Wise, Jason Robert Moore, Gracie Dzienny, Will Swenson, Phillip Mullings Jr., Dominic Goodman, Dylan McNamara, MK xyz, Jonas Dylan Allen and Roberto Mendez.

Felicia D. Henderson (“The Quad”) serves as the series’ showrunner.

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