Netflix recent cancelation of “First Kill” just sparked a debate with “Heartstopper” double renewal!
First Kill was created by Victoria Schwab and is based on her short story of the same name. It stars Imani Lewis, Sarah Catherine Hook, Elizabeth Mitchell, Will Swenson, Aubion Wise, Jason Robert Moore, Gracie Dzienny, Dylan McNamara, Dominic Goodman, Phillip Mullings Jr., MK xyz, Jonas Dylan Allen, and Roberto Mendez. The story revolves around Juliette (Hook), a teenage vampire about to make her first kill so that she can take her place among a powerful vampire family. She sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope (Lewis). However, much to Juliette’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter and comes from a family of celebrated slayers. Both find that the other won’t be so easy to kill and, unfortunately, way too easy to fall for.
Heartstopper written and created by the author Alice Oseman and helmed by Sherlock and Doctor Who director Euros Lyn, the eight-parter stars Kit Connor and Joe Locke. The series tells the story of two British teens at a British secondary school Charlie, a high-strung, openly gay overthinker, and Nick Nelson, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player who are one day are made to sit together. The pair quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance and dismisses it as ‘pining after a straight boy he can’t ever have’. But over the series, romance does blossom, and Nick and Charlie discover there’s a strong community of allies and friends around them, while also learning that there’s no ‘right way’ to come out.
Heartstopper was recently renewed for a Season 2 & Season 3 while First Kill received a cancellation.
According to Forbes,
First Kill fans began comparing it to a seemingly similar Netflix series, Heartstopper. Both shows center on young LGBTQ characters in love (though only one has vampires), and the immediate question became: why was First Kill cancelled where Heartstopper was renewed for two more seasons shortly after it debuted?
First Kill racked up 97.6 million viewing hours when it was hanging out inside Netflix’s top 10. By contrast, Heartstopper racked up just a little more than half that, 53.4 million hours.
Fans took to Twitter to share their opinions;
This debate sparked #CancelNetflix to trend on Twitter.
What are your thoughts?