New Netflix Vampire Show Is Being Called 'Gay Twilight'
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A new Netflix show has been dubbed ‘the gay Twilight’ ahead of its 10 June release.
First Kill explores the forbidden love story between a vampire and vampire hunter and stars Sarah Catherine Hook and Imani Lewis.
A recent trailer for the series - showing Hook and Lewis kissing in bed - has set Twitter alight, with one person writing: “Gay Twilight fans....First Kill is for us.”
Another tweeted: “God imagine if we had First Kill instead of Twilight back then... my gay little heart would've exploded.”
“First Kill is making sure the lesbians are served during pride month,” penned a third, with a fourth adding: “Me being so excited for First Kill is making me realise what an annoying straight girl I would've been... I woulda ate Twilight right up.”
First Kill first appeared as a short story in Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite, a collection of blood-sucking tales published back in 2020.
Netflix’s short logline for the show reads: “Falling in love is tricky for teens Juliette and Calliope: One's a vampire, the other's a vampire hunter — and both are ready to make their first kill.”
Elaborating in a story that accompanied the show’s first-look photos, the streaming giant continued: “Who among us hasn’t been in the trenches of high school, trying to navigate sweaty and overcrowded parties, changing friendship dynamics, a debilitatingly awkward first crush and a familial duty to kill said crush?
“For the star-crossed lovers of First Kill — teen vampire Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook) and vampire hunter Calliope (Imani Lewis) — these priorities are all top of mind.”
The synopsis continued: “Juliette faces increasing pressure to make her first kill and establish herself in her family of legacy vampires.
“She can’t help but set her sights on Cal, the mysterious, beautiful new girl who just so happens to come from an equally esteemed family of hunters. But both girls learn that it’s, well, much harder to kill someone when romantic feelings are involved.”
The streaming giant also said that First Kill is based on Victoria ‘V.E.’ Schwab’s short-story, describing her writing as ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Killing Eve’.
Schwab is also a co-writer and executive producer on the series, which is headed up by showrunner, writer and executive producer Felicia D. Henderson.
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