Take a look at the trailer that’s arrived for Netflix‘s First Kill, an upcoming young adult vampire series based on a short story by New York Times best-selling author Victoria “V. E.” Schwab.
The plot tells of a teenage vampire, Juliette (played by Sarah Catherine Hook, The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It), who is poised to make her first kill so she can take her place in her powerful vampire family. She decides that her target will be new-girl-in-town Calliope (Imani Lewis, Hightown). But, talk about bad luck: Calliope is a vampire hunter that comes from a family of celebrated slayers. One thing leads to another and the two have soon fallen for each other – something that, you can imagine, isn’t going to be easily accepted by their long-warring families.
This vamp and lesbian spin on Romeo and Juliet (there’s no hiding it; even that main character’s name is a clear nod to the Bard) comes from writer/showrunner/executive producer Felicia D. Henderson (The Punisher, Empire, Gossip Girl), with author Schwab also serving as a writer and executive producer. Actress Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss serve as executive producers through Belletrist Productions.
The cast includes Elizabeth Mitchell, Will Swenson, Gracie Dzienny, Dylan McNamara, Aubin Wise, Jason R. Moore, Dominic Goodman, and Phillip Mullings, among others.
Watch out for all eight episodes of First Kill‘s first season (assuming more will be on the way) to arrive on Netflix on June 10th.