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Emma Roberts to produce a new Netflix YA about vampires!

“It’s really happening. My girls are coming to the screen.”

Netflix has officially green-lit a new YA series and it’s been produced by American Horror Story and Scream Queens actress Emma Roberts.

First Kill is a new YA series about vampires and vampire hunters, created, written and executively produced by New York Times bestselling author Victoria “V.E.” Schwab, and produced by Emma Roberts via her production company Belle Trist Productions. And, according to Deadline, it has a real juicy plot. 

“In 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 Julliete’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.” 

An enemies-to-lovers pairing starring a vampire and a vampire hunter AND it’s queer? We’ll take it! Give us all of its eight one-hour long episodes and more. 

“A year ago, Belle Trist and Netflix won my queer teen vampire series, beating out a dozen other producer/studio teams,” explained Schwab in an Instagram post about the news. “I have spent the last ten years working with my amazing team to bring it to life, writing and revising the pilot and series plan.”

“Earlier this summer, Netflix gave us the official season order, meaning the first eight episodes. Now, we have our fearless show runner Felicia D Henderson and an incredible writers room, and it’s really happening. My girls are coming to the screen.”

If you want to read the original story behind First Kill, produced by Scream Queens star Emma Roberts, you can check out Victoria “V.E.” Schwab’s short story in a collection of short stories about vampires called Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite by Natalie C. Parker and Zoraida Córdova. Or, if you’re in the mood for teen vampire hunters and lesbian coming-of-age supernatural drama, watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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