'First Kill' Showrunner Opens Up About Cancelation, Gives Insight Into Netflix's Decision

'First Kill' Showrunner Opens Up About Cancelation, Gives Insight Into Netflix's Decision

Fans are very vocally upset that First Kill was canceled this week after just one season, and rightfully so.

Now, the showrunner of the series, Felicia D. Henderson, is speaking out about the decision not to renew from Netflix, and offered some insight as to why.

Find out what she shared…

“When I got the call to tell me they weren’t renewing the show because the completion rate wasn’t high enough, of course, I was very disappointed,” Felicia told The Daily Beast. “What showrunner wouldn’t be? I’d been told a couple of weeks ago that they were hoping completion would get higher. I guess it didn’t.”

She also notes that the marketing for the show wasn’t the greatest and the streaming platform fumbled the bag a little.

“The art for the initial marketing was beautiful,” she says. “I think I expected that to be the beginning and that the other equally compelling and important elements of the show—monsters vs. monster hunters, the battle between two powerful matriarchs, etc.—would eventually be promoted, and that didn’t happen.”

However, Felicia adds that she’s proud of the cast and creative team.

“They [Netflix] licensed the IP, paid for a pilot script, and gave it a healthy production budget,” the producer notes. “The creative team was very supportive when we were shooting the show under harrowing conditions—before there were ‘vaccines for all’ in Atlanta, a very overcrowded production hub.”

“I think this cast is among the most talented I’ve ever worked with. And their chemistry? Fire, for sure,” Felicia said. “The show is kick-ass and we were in the top five globally and domestically for three of the first four weeks. I was very hopeful.”

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