First Kill, is based on the short story written by Victoria “V.E.” Schwab that was published in the Imprint story collection “Vampire Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite” back in September. Netflix has ordered eight episodes of one-hour long each.
It seems Emma Roberts wants to continue being part of the horror genre, having starred in several seasons of the anthology series American Horror Story and who has also participated in Scream 4 or Scream Queens.
But now Roberts will be the executive producer of the series for young audiences. It tells the story of Juliette, a vampire and the vampire slayer, Calliope. Schwab herself created the series, has co-written it, and will serve as executive producer too and who signed Roberts.
According to Variety reports, Felicia D. Henderson has been cast as showrunner, while Roberts and Karah Preiss will serve as executive producers under Belletrist Productions; a company that fought to seize the rights to First Kill in a fight against nearly two dozen other groups also seeking to gain this story, as indicated by a source close to the matter.
“When it’s time for teenage vampire Juliette to make her first kill so she can take her place among a powerful vampire family, she sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope. But 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.”
Schab reached to instagram to share the news as she wrote: “A year ago, @belletrist and @netflix won my queer teen vampire series, beating out a dozen other producer/studio teams, and I have spent the last year working with my amazing team to bring it to life, writing and revising the pilot and series plan. Earlier this summer, Netflix gave us the official series order, meaning the first 8 episodes!!!! Now we have our fearless showrunner, @followfeliciad, and an incredible writers room, and it’s really happening. My girls are coming to the screen.”
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