A Vampire Story Written by V.E. Schwab, First Kill, Is Already Getting Adapted
In case you hadn’t heard the news, V.E. Schwab was recently in a vampire anthology, Vampires Never Get Old. Just now, Netflix announced that they are purchasing the rights to “First Kill”.
Vampires Never Get Old
Vampires Never Get Old is the latest young adult anthology, and as you might imagine, it has a specific focus. That focus is vampires, in case it wasn’t obvious. If you’re a fan of vampire lore, then it’s an anthology worth diving into. It’ll be worth checking out if you’re a fan of any of the numerous authors, for that matter.
On that note, there are twelve noteworthy authors working together on this project. Zoraida Cordova (editor), Natalie C. Parker (editor), Samira Ahmed, Dhonielle Clayton, Tessa Gratton, Heidi Heilig, Julie Murphy, Mark Oshiro, Rebecca Roanhorse, Laura Ruby, Victoria Schwab, and Kayla Whaley.
Yes, that is a massively impressive list. So it’s really no surprise that at least one of these shorts caught the attention of Netflix. It also means that “First Kill” is almost certainly among good company.
This short, “First Kill”, written by Schwab is a tale of Juliette, a young teenage vampire. From the description, it’s an emotional read that only Schwab could come up with. Oh, and best of all? It’s marketed as a YA lesbian vampire story, so there’s that.
Juliette, being a young vampire, in every sense of the word, is about to experience what it’s like to go out hunting. And everything that can get messed up in the process.
Despite the fact that it was originally a short story, Netflix has announced its intention to turn it into an eight-episode series. Things keep looking better and better for this adventure!
Schwab is in position to write the adaptation, as well as being the executive producer, alongside Felicia D. Henderson. Henderson is also going to be the showrunner, which should be exciting news in and of itself.
Unfortunately, that’s about all the news we have for now. There is no release date. That means we’re officially in adaptation limbo, alongside many other series that have had their rights purchased this year. Word of the Nerd will do its best to keep everyone updated on any news.