First Kill showrunner Felicia D. Henderson has opened up about the possibility of a revival series.
Back in June, Netflix released the highly anticipated TV adaptation of the popular short story by Victoria “V.E.” Schwab.
The show follows teenage vampire Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook) and teenage monster hunter Calliope (Imani Lewis) as they slowly fall in love amidst their families’ long-standing feud and centuries-old traditions.
While the show received mixed reviews from critics, First Kill earned a large and dedicated fanbase – which resulted in the series landing on Netflix’s Global Top 10 TV list for three weeks.
However despite its success, the streamer announced the show’s cancellation on 2 August.
According to a report from Variety, the decision stemmed from “low viewership.”
Since that fateful days, fans have slammed Netflix for their decision to cancel the sapphic-led series.
One fan wrote: “First Kill not getting renewed is a damn tragedy. This show is everything I ever needed.”
Another fan tweeted: “Not only did I watch First Kill in one day but, I now have to deal with the excruciating pain of never knowing what happens. Damn Netflix for cancelling it.”
Even though Netflix has shown no signs of retracting its decision, the series’ showrunner Felicia D. Henderson revealed that Juliette and Calliope’s love story might not be over.
“I never say never. Netflix could look at all of this and say, ‘Whoa, lets give it another shot. This is exciting,'” she told E! news at the TV Scoop Awards.
“Or they could say, ‘You know what, it’s not for us, but the fans want it. So, let’s give the show up and let them find a home for it.'”
While Henderson has taken a step back from First Kill to focus on her two new Peacock shows, the talented creative says she’ll never turn her back on the series or a potential revival.
“I had two projects that I put on hold for basically a year to do First Kill, because I was so enthralled with it,” she continued.
“I’ve gone back to developing those two projects, not because I don’t believe but because they were already on hold.”
Henderson’s recent comments come a few weeks after she opened up to The Daily Beast about the show’s cancellation.
“When I got the call to tell me they weren’t renewing the show because the completion rate wasn’t high enough, of course, I was very disappointed,” she told the news outlet.
Henderson went on to say that Netflix’s lack of marketing regarding the First Kill’s expansive plot may have contributed to it being cancelled.
“The art for the initial marketing was beautiful,” she continued. “I think I expected that to be the beginning and that the other equally compelling and important elements of the show – monsters vs. monster hunters, the battle between two powerful matriarchs, etc. – would eventually be promoted, and that didn’t happen.”
Here’s to hoping First Kill will make a grand return to Netflix.