It’s a classic tale of vampire-meets-vampire-hunter.

Obviously, it’s a romance. 

Netflix just cast its leads in the upcoming supernatural YA series First Kill. The show is based on a short story by bestselling author Victoria “V.E.” Schwab. 

Sarah Catherine Hook will play teenage vampire Juliette Fairmont. Described as shy and kind, she’s determined not to be a monster. Her family has always supported her but as she comes into her own, her quest for love is challenged by her legacy.

Imani Lewis stars opposite her as Calliope “Cal” Burns, a fearless vampire hunter. But behind that strong veneer is a vulnerable young teen torn between her duty to her family and the secret yearnings for love.

Here’s the series description for First Kill:

When it’s time for teenage vampire Juliette to make her first kill so she can take her place among a powerful vampire family, she sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope . But much to Juliette’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter, 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…

Felicia D. Henderson adapted the script and serves as showrunner. The series is executive produced by Schwab, Emma Roberts, and Karah Preiss through Belletrist Productions.

Production on the eight episodes begins in Georgia later this year.

I haven’t read First Kill yet, but I’m a fan of Schwab’s other work. So I’m interested to see this short story come to life.

What do you think? Are you over vampire romances, or is there always room in your heart for one more? Let us know in the comments.

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Source: Deadline