Renewed or Cancelled – will there be a First Kill Season 2?

June 10, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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This article discusses the potential of First Kill Season 2 and may contain spoilers for the previous season. You can check out our spoiler-free season review by clicking these words.

Netflix’s new eight-part LGBTQ+ teen drama First Kill debuted today, June 10, 2022, and it’s a pretty enticing binge-watch proposition. Combining everything from a high-school romance to a fantasy-horror adventure and a lot in-between, the show plays fast and loose with genre in adapting the short story by series creator V.E. Schwab. But amongst all the intriguing lore and soapy twists and turns, there are a pretty compelling clutch of characters here, along with a story that is far from resolved by the closing credits. So, fans of the show (and I suspect there might be a few) will doubtless be wondering about the possibility of a second season. Here’s what we know:

Renewed or Cancelled status – will there be a First Kill Season 2?

Status: TBC

At the time of writing, Netflix hasn’t yet officially renewed the series, but that’s no cause for concern since new IP needs a while to establish a following before a decision like that is made. Keeping an eye on Netflix Top 10 will be good to get a sense of concrete neighbors, but with a show like this that is virtually ready-made to cultivate its own fandom, I’d suspect that social media traction will be an equally reliable indicator of the show’s popularity. So, keep an eye out for memes and trends. There will be plenty.

It’s also worth considering that the season finale doesn’t bring the story to a definitive conclusion — on the contrary, it raises many more questions than it answers and leaves things perilously unresolved. Fans better hope that there’s a continuation just to find out what happens, and the creative team is obviously banking on fan demand to help make their case.

For what it’s worth, if First Kill performs even moderately well, I’d expect us to be hearing about a renewal sooner rather than later. There’s lots of potential here, not just for follow-up seasons but also prequels and spin-offs.

What is First Kill?

An LGBTQ+ teen drama, this genre-blending eight-part fantasy-horror queer romance retells the classic Romeo & Juliet story of star-crossed lovers trying to maintain a relationship while their families and circumstances threaten to pull them apart at every turn. The twist here, though, is that Juliette is a vampire hunter from a pureblood dynasty, and the Calliope is a fledgling monster hunter trained since birth with the sole purpose of killing creatures just like her new girlfriend.

You can stream First Kill Season 1 exclusively on Netflix.

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