Emma Roberts To Produce New Vampire Series For Netflix

American Horror Story actress is in the midst of developing a new YA vampire series for Netflix titled “First Kill.

The series is based on the short story by New York Times bestselling author Victoria “V. E.” Schwab. The eight-episode, one-hour series was created, written and executive produced by Schwab. Felicia D. Henderson (The Punisher, Empire) also writes and serves as showrunner.

Schwab’s short story was published in Imprint’sVampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite by Natalie C. Parker and Zoraida Córdova, a collection of short stories about vampires that was released in September.

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 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.

No release date has been set.

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