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Fans Accuse Netflix of 'Hating' Lesbians After First Kill Cancelation

The lesbian teen vampire series has been canceled two months after its premiere.
  • Imani Lewis and Sarah Catherine Hook in First Kill (Photo: Brian Douglas/Netflix)
    Imani Lewis and Sarah Catherine Hook in First Kill (Photo: Brian Douglas/Netflix)

    First Kill has been canceled at Netflix after just one season, and fans are not happy.

    The lesbian teen vampire series premiered with eight episodes two months ago, and according to Variety, the cancelation came down to viewing numbers versus cost.

    However, fans on Twitter are upset with the news, particularly due to the series being one of the few LGBTQ shows focused on two women. One Twitter user even wrote, "First Kill wasn't cancelled because it wasn’t doing well, it was cancelled because it featured a lesbian relationship with a Black lesbian lead."

    First Kill was based on a short story by horror writer V.E. Schwab. The series follows Calliope (Imani Lewis) and Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook), two teenage girls who fall in love but come from warring families. One comes from a dynasty of vampire hunters, while the other is from a family of vampires.

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

    Season 1 of First Kill is available to stream on Netflix.

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    Deena ElGenaidi's writing has been featured in Nylon, MTV News, Insider, The AV Club, and more. You can follow her on Twitter @deenaelg.

    TOPICS: First Kill, Netflix, Twitter