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Why did Netflix cancel First Kill after hit show reached 100m viewing hours?

If you were hoping to sink your teeth into a second series of First Kill – you might have to hold that thought. The hit show was axed by the streaming service, so exactly why did Netflix cancel First Kill?

The teen supernatural drama debuted on Netflix in June 2022, which told the story of high school students Juliette and Calliope.

However, these were not your typical high schoolers, as one is a vampire, and the other a vampire hunter – so when the two fell in love, things got complicated…

The series received praise from viewers across social media, leaving many wondering why it was cancelled by Netflix. If you’ve questioning the same thing – look no further as we explore why…

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Why did Netflix cancel First Kill?

Strong viewing figures weren’t enough to save First Kill – which completely sucks.

In fact, after its first week the series reached number three in the streamer’s weekly Top 10 for English-language TV series with 48.8 million hours viewed. It even reached 100 million hours after the first month.

However despite this, according to Deadline First Kill didn’t meet the viewing versus cost threshold and completion of episodes – which has ultimately led to the decision of the cancelation.

First Kill season one ended on a cliff hanger

First Kill. Gracie Dzienny as Elinor Fairmont in episode 106 of First Kill. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

The plot began as Juliette and Calliope were both set to make their first kills – however as they got closer, they realised this wasn’t possible.

With their Shakespeare-inspired romance, the pair were constantly finding themselves in battle against each other with their opposing families.

The first season ended on a major cliff hanger, as Juliette and Calliope decided to end their relationship.

This was because Juliette accidently turned Calliope’s brother, Theo into a vampire in an attempt to kill him with dignity. As Theo has now changed into what his family hunt and despise, this is what viewers were most excited to see more of.

Of course, this has meant that viewers are even more infuriated that the series is cancelled, as the plot will now be left a mystery.

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Viewers react to First Kill being axed

First Kill. (L to R) Imani Lewis as Calliope, Sarah Catherine Hook as Juliette in episode 105 of First Kill. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022

Fans of First Kill have taken to social media to discuss their anger of Netflix killing the hit show.

One viewer wrote: “There was literally no reason to cancel first kill. it had more than 30 million views in its first week and more than 40 million it’s second.”

Another added: “The craziest part is that it’s not even like first kill did BAD. it was trending for WEEKS, it did NUMBERS, like Netflix would rather lose money than renew it?”

Some viewers aren’t convinced with Netflix’s reasoning for the cancellation. One Twitter user wrote: “Netflix saying first kill’s cancellation was bc of views not being enough for the cost when they literally gave them a budget of 5 dollars and a juice box and got 100 million viewing hours in return…”

the worst part about first kill being cancelled is that they ended the season with calliette being broken up, I’M LIVID.— saroyah (@speliviabae) August 3, 2022

it doesn’t even matter if you think first kill was ‘good’ or not like it objectively makes no sense that it was canceled. it did crazy numbers. the quality of the content doesn’t matter.— em (@vanderrwaals) August 3, 2022

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