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First Kill: Angry fans criticize Netflix for canceling series after one season despite success

Angry Netflix users have pointed out a discrepancy regarding the service’s recent cancellation.

It was revealed on Tuesday (August 2) that the streamer had called the time first kill after just one season.

The supernatural drama, based on Victoria Schwab’s short story, was released on June 10, 2022 and quickly garnered a strong following. These fans are now urging Netflix to reconsider its decision.

In the first three days first killwhich was lauded for its LGBTQ+ representation, amassed a global viewership of 30.34 million hours, which quickly grew to over 100 million hours over the weeks.

Many pointed out that the show was streamed more than many other Netflix Original series that have been renewed, leading fans to wonder whyfirst kill was crossed out.

TV journalist Nora Dominick wrote: “first kill deserved Season 2 for numerous reasons and it’s just so incredibly sad that these LGBTQ+ Netflix shows aren’t getting a chance. A lot of my favorite shows have taken more than a season to make progress and it sucks that ONE freshman season makes or breaks a show now.

Another fan, @korysverse, wrote: “Netflix is ​​weird as hell when it comes to canceling first kill. A hit wlw show with a black female lead that gets canceled after outperforming SEVERAL Netflix originals?… what.”

Meanwhile, a Twitter user, @newyearsgayy, added: “Looking at the streams, I was hoping Netflix would see the demand first kill and give him a higher budget for s2. but they just canceled it. Their business strategy must be too smart for me to understand because I really don’t understand why they thought that was a good idea.”

First Kill fans are disappointed that Netflix has canceled the series

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“Broooh first kill did SO GOOD for the first few weeks, even better than other renewed netflix shows,” wrote another fan, @chalamieczyslaw.

Corresponding diversitythe decision to cancel the series arose from “a question of viewing numbers versus cost.”

The Independent reached out to Netflix for comment.

first kill starred Imani Lewis, Sarah Catherine Hook and Lost Star Elizabeth Mitchell and followed the love story between vampire Juliette and vampire slayer Calliope.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/netflix-first-kill-season-2-cancelled-b2137884.html First Kill: Angry fans criticize Netflix for canceling series after one season despite success

JOE HERNANDEZ

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