Netflix Teen-Vampire Drama ‘First Kill’ Season 1: Filming Begins & What We Know So Far

by @JRobinsonWoN
Published on July 7th, 2021, 5:47 am EST

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Netflix loves its book adaptations, and the latest announced to receive the Original series treatment is the short story First Kill. Filming has finally begun on the teen drama and we’ll be enuring to keep you updated with all of the latest news.

First Kill is an upcoming Netflix Original fantasy teen drama written and created by V.E. Schwab. The Original is based on Schwab’s short story of the same name, which was published in Imprint’s Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite.

Felicia D. Henderson, who formerly worked on series such as Empire, Gossip Girl, and The Punisher, is the showrunner of First Kill. Henderson will also write and serve as an executive producer.

Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss serve as executive producers through Belletrist Productions.

What is the plot of First Kill?

To take her place amongst her powerful vampire family, teenager Juliette is required to make her first kill. When Juliette sets her sights on the new girl in town, Calliope, she bites off more than she can chew when Calliope is revealed to be from a family of esteemed vampire hunters. Both vampire and hunter soon learn the other isn’t so easy to kill, but far too easy to fall for.

What is the total episode count?

It has been confirmed that the first season of First Kill will have a total of eight episodes.

Each episode is confirmed to have a runtime of approximately 60 minutes.

vampires never get old tales with fresh bites

First Kill appeared in the book Vampires Never Get Old: Tales With Fresh Bite

Who are the cast members of First Kill?

We have the full cast list for First Kill below:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Calliope Imani Lewis Vampires vs. the Bronx | Killer Among Us | Farewell Amor
Juliette Sarah Catherine Hook Monsterland | The Conjuring 3 | NOS4A2
Ben Jonas Dylan Allen *Debuting in First Kill*
Elinor Gracie Dzienny Bumblebee | Zoo | Chasing Life
Apollo Dominic Goodman Young Rock | Animal Kingdom | Euphoria
Oliver Dylan McNamara L.A.’s Finest | Motel 32 | Survival
Noah Roberto Mendez *Debuting in First Kill*
Margot Elizabeth Mitchell Running Scared | Lost | Frequency
Jack Jason R. Moore The Punisher | The Sorcerer’s Apprentice | The Quad
Theo Phillip Mullings Jr. American Soul | Chad | Bruh
Sebastian Will Swenson Sons of Provo | The Switch | The Greatest Showman
Talia Aubin Wise Atlanta | Dimland
Tess Mk Xyz Intentions


What is the production status of First Kill?

Official Production Status: Filming (Last Updated: 13/07/2021)

We’re unsure when filming for First Kill officially began. Some reports suggest that filming for the first season began towards the end of April, but IMDb Pro has filming listed as started on the 10th of July, 2021. But regardless of whether filming began in April or July, we now know production is ongoing.

According to information listed on the series on IMDb Pro filming for First Kill began on July 1oth, 2021.

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and serves as one of the lead writers here on What's on Netflix. Jacob covers all things Netflix movies and TV shows but specializes in covering anime and K-dramas. Resides in the United Kingdom.