Sharpen your fangs and wooden stakes, a new lesbian vampire hunter serees is coming to Netflix!
The Netflix series First Kill has cast its two leads, with Sarah Catherine Hook (Monsterland) Imani Lewis (The Get Down) set to star as a vampire embarking on her first kill to join in her family's legacy and a teen vampire hunter, respectively. Instead, the pair end up falling in love.
Last October, Netflix ordered eight episodes of the one-hour series based on a short story of the same name by Victoria "V.E." Schwab. The series will focus on Juliette Fairmont (Hook), a teen vampire from a powerful vampire family who's supposed to make her first kill. She chooses a new girl in town, Calliope Burns (Lewis), but soon learns that her mark comes from a long line of celebrated vampire slayers. While the two obviously have a lot of tension, feelings start to build between them.
According to Variety, Calliope, who also goes by Cal, is "a fearless, headstrong monster hunter. Behind that strong veneer is a vulnerable young teen torn between her duty to her family and the secret yearnings for love."
Juliette, on the other hand, is "a shy, kind teenage girl who was born a vampire and determined to not be a monster. Her family has always supported her but as she comes into her own, her quest for love is challenged by her legacy." So star-crossed lovers but make them sapphic vampires.
First Kill will be co-written and executive produced by Schwab. Felicia D. Henderson will serve as co-writer, executive producer, and showrunner. Henderson has written and produced for shows like Marvel's The Punisher, Gossip Girl, Sister, Sister, and Moesha.