After the show's cancellation, First Kill's head criticizes Netflix for its treatment of the LGBTQ+ romance in the program

After the show's cancellation, First Kill's head criticizes Netflix for its treatment of the LGBTQ+  ...

Following its recent cancellation, First Kill CEO Felicia D Henderson has criticised Netflix's handling of the teen drama's LGBTQ+ romance.

Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook) and Calliope (Imani Lewis) are both tasked with making the first kill to be accepted by their families.

In true Romeo and Juliet fashion, the couple must also deal with their normal teenage lives and supernatural callings.

Despite a young, adolescent, and queer audience's enthusiastic response, the program was abruptly canceled less than two months after it launched on Netflix.

"I've gotten so excited about this program [because] it has something for everyone," Henderson said in an interview with The Daily Beast following the news.

"In the genre space, strong women lead, supernatural intrigue, a epic, Shakespearean battle between conflicting families, and a prominently featured Black family, something that Black viewers desire and a general audience should be treated to.

Netflix stated that the series did not have a large enough following, which Henderson has attributed to the streaming platform's failure to market it beyond the teen-lesbian-vampire element and sell viewers everything else it had to offer.

"I expected that to be the beginning," she said, adding that other equally compelling and important elements of the show monsters vs. monster hunters, the battle between two powerful matriarchs, and more would all be promoted eventually.

"The program is a knock-out performance, and we were among the top five globally and domestically for three of the first four weeks," she added. "I was very optimistic [about a second season]."

Season one of Kill is now available on Netflix.