'First Kill' Trailer: New Coming-Of-Age Vampire Drama From Netflix To Premiere This Summer

“You never forget your first,” is the tagline in the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming vampire drama, “First Kill.” While it would seem that the vampire genre has been having grown tiresome in the last decade or so, one look at this trailer promises to combine classic thrills with prescient nuance. “First Kill” will revolve around the teenage Juliet, whose powerful vampire family decides that it is time for her “first kill.” When Juliette (Sarah Catharine Hook) sets her sights on classmate Calliope (Imani Lewis), she is shocked to learn that she comes from a famous lineage of vampire hunters.

The two teenagers navigate, not only seismic familiar pressures, but also a burgeoning romantic relationship. The trailer promises to deliver something along the lines of “Romeo and Juliet” mixed with questions of queerness, interracial relationships, and fatal fights between vampires, other assorted creatures of the night, and their sworn enemies.

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Here’s the official synopsis:

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…

The full cast includes Elizabeth Mitchell (Margo), Will Swenson (Sebastian), Aubion Wise (Talia), Jason Robert Moore (Jack), Gracie Dzienny (Elinor), Dylan McNamara (Oliver), Dominic Goodman (Apollo), Phillip Mullings Jr. (Theo), Jonas Dylan Allen (Ben), and Roberto Mendez (Noah).

Showrunner, writer and executive producer Felicia D. Henderson is coming off the heels of having written and co-produced “Marvel’s The Punisher.” Henderson also worked on the popular 90s series “Family Matters,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” and “Sister, Sister.” Emma Roberts, whose recent work includes starring in several seasons of “American Horror Story,” is also listed as an executive producer.

First Kill” is set to premiere June 10 on Netflix.