The supernatural novel First Death is set to become one of the biggest hits in the world. Netflix in 2022. By following a love story set in the world of vampires, the teen series is already compared to hits like Twilight and The Vampire Diaries. But First Death offers a very different – and much more modern – perspective on the genre.
First Death – also found under the original title First Kill – is a project by VE Schwab. The plot of the series is based on a short story of the same name, also written by Schwab. Emma Roberts of American Horror Story is one of the executive producers.
After debuting on Netflix, the series divided the opinion of specialized critics. First Death garnered much praise for subverting audience expectations and the cast’s charming performances, but was criticized for the story’s pacing.
We explain below everything you need to know about the plot and cast of First Death on Netflix; check below.
First Death Plot has romance, terror and a lot of emotion
When Netflix announced the production of First Death, comparisons to Twilight and The Vampire Diaries were inevitable.
But with the release of the series, many people realized that it also brings elements of Romeo and Juliet and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.
“Love is kind of a complicated thing for Juliette and Calliope: one is a vampire, the other is a vampire hunter. And they’re both ready to kill for the first time,” reads the official synopsis for First Death on Netflix.
The plot of First Death begins with Juliette, a young vampire who prepares to kill her first victim and assume her rightful position in a powerful clan.
While waiting for the right time to pounce, Juliette ends up developing a great connection with Calliope, a mysterious young woman who has just arrived in the city of Savannah.
But to Juliette’s surprise, Calliope turns out to be a vampire hunter, a member of an influential family of paranormal investigators.
Will Juliette and Calliope’s passion be able to overcome a true supernatural war and put an end to the clash between the families? Just watching First Death to know.
Meet the cast of First Death on Netflix
The cast of First Death is led by Sarah Catherine Hook and Imani Lewis as Juliette Fairmont and Calliope Burns, respectively.
Sarah Catherine is famous for her performance as Debbie Glatzel in the horror film The Conjuring: The Devil’s Order.
Imani Lewis, in turn, is in productions such as The Get Down, Hightown and No Mercy.
Elizabeth Mitchell, from series like Lost and Once Upon a Time, plays Margot Fairmont, Juliette’s mother.
Gracie Dzienny (Bumblebee) plays Elinor, Juliette’s older sister, a bloodthirsty and cruel vampire.
Aubin Wise (Hamilton) is Talia Burns, Calliope’s mother and leader of the vampire slayer clan.
The cast of First Death also includes Jason Robert Moore (The Punisher), Will Swenson (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Phillip Mulling Jr. (American Soul), Dominic Goodman (He’s Awesome) and Dylan McNamara (Rigor Mortis).
First Death season 1 is now available on Netflix; check out the trailer below.
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