Vampires and diversity LGBTQ+ are the main ingredients of the first death (First Kill)a teen series that recently premiered on Netflix. the american writer V. E. Schwab, considered a contemporary figure in children’s literature, presents a story of forbidden love between two very different young people: one is marked by the vampire gene and the other comes from a lineage of monster hunters. Both will try to take their lives, but the feelings of love will be stronger than the rivalry between their clans.
“When the time comes for teenage Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook) collects his first victim in order to claim his place in a powerful family of vampires, he sets his sights on Calliope (Imani Lewis), the new girl in town. But to his surprise, the newcomer is a vampire slayer from a family of renowned slayers. Each one will discover that annihilating the other will not be as easy, as it will be to fall for their respective tricks, ”says the official synopsis on the platform streaming.
What will we see in this new LGBTQ+ youth drama?
Unlike what we saw in heart stopper Y Young Royalsthis themed production LGBTQ+ focuses on the romance of two girls. That is to say, everything will be told mostly from a female perspective in which Juliette and Calliope unexpectedly fall in love and risk completely ruining their lives just by being together. LThe episodes have a huge dose of romantic and sexual scenessomething that is not surprising in a plot that involves a universe of vampires.
Likewise, the protagonists are adolescent characters who, parallel to their supernatural origin, carry out normal routines as high school students. They live the day to day between classes, homework left by teachers, parties, friends and the frustrating first crush. However, they will bear the family pressure that forces them to fulfill their already established roles and not deviate from the path that awaits them in the future. the first death It talks a lot about the imposition exerted by adults and the decisions at a young age that can change us forever.
The hostility of the environment and initial rancor between the two will also be key to capturing the viewer in an adventure that begins as a hunt, in the same series style. queer more adults like killing eve. And mix these details within a fantastic context in which humans coexist with creatures of supernatural origin in a similar way to the classic nineties Buffy the Vampire Slayer. All this without forgetting that it is directed mainly by the youth genre, where making mistakes is part of the maturity process.
Television fiction is inspired by a short story of V. E. Schwab which was part of the anthology Vampires Never Get Oldand was adapted to the small screen by the showrunner Felicia D. Henderson. Both are screenwriters and compare the executive production with the American actress emma roberts (American Horror Story Y scream queens). In addition to Hook and Lewis, the cast includes elizabeth mitchell (lost), Aubin Wise, Gracie Dzienny, Dominic Goodman, Phillip Mullings Jr. Y Jason R. Moore.
The original literary plot of the first death It was first released in September 2020, and almost two years later, the project of bringing it to life with real actors has finally concluded and can now be enjoyed globally by both readers who are fans of vampire books and those who love it. they start knowing nothing about their argument. The first season is available to see from today, June 10, in the catalog of Netflix.