First Kill centers on Juliette, a young vampire out for her first kill, and Calliope, a new girl in town. Juliette sets her sights on Calliope as her first kill, without knowing that Calliope comes from a powerful family of vampire hunters. Falling in love proves much easier than killing each other.
The "enemies to lovers" trope is a strong one in fiction and literature - Romeo & Juliet might be the most famous, but the trope has come up in popular queer shows like Killing Eve. Although it is the driving force behind First Kill, the show's YA genre softens some of the more toxic elements of enemies-to-lovers stories.
Viewers responded well, with the show coming in at number 7 in its first week, with over 30 million viewers. The first love scene between Lewis and Hook made a splash among fans, who were thrilled with the no-holds-barred attraction between the lead characters.
Scroll down for more about the cancellation and how they responded as they watched their onscreen characters kiss.