The cast of Netflix’s First Kill is set and we are here for the diversity and representation that is coming our way. Based on Victoria “V. E.” Schwab‘s short story, this tells the story of teenage vampire Juliette Fairmont, played by Sarah Catherine Hook. To take her place in a powerful vampire family she has to claim her first victim. She settles on Calliope Burns, played by Imani Lewis. What she doesn’t know is that Calliope is a vampire hunter/slayer from a celebrated family of slayers.
Already this sounds like the kind of messy supernatural drama we’re all about. But what makes this story better, what makes us want to watch it now, is the end of the logline for First Kill which reads: “Both find that the other won’t be so easy to kill and, unfortunately, way too easy to fall for…” Yes, you read that right. There is going to be a star-crossed lovers love story grounded in sapphic love. And it’s the kind of LGBTQ representation we need in 2021.
The series recently began production with Felicia D. Henderson (The Punisher, Empire, Gossip Girl, Soul Food) serving as writer, showrunner, and executive producer. Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss serve as executive producers through Belletrist Productions, along with creator, executive producer and writer V.E. Schwab. And First Kill will run for 8 episodes on Netflix, with the actors listed below joining the show.
The Burns’ (Monster Hunters)
Aubin Wise (She/Her) as “Talia”
Aubin Wise portrayed the roles of ‘Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds’ in the Tony Award®-winning sensation Hamilton on Broadway, joining the New York cast after taking her final bow with the original Chicago company. On television, Aubin starred in the ABC Studios pilot “The Finest,” directed by Regina King, and plays the standout role of ‘Jayde’ in FX’s Emmy Award®-winning series “Atlanta.”
Dominic Goodman (He/Him) as “Apollo”
Dominic Goodman is an American actor born in San Francisco, CA. Goodman started off in local commercials before moving to Los Angeles where he began successfully booking roles in television. Dominic can be seen in Netflix’s upcoming movie ‘He’s All That’ set for release later this year. Dominic previously co-starred in FX’s “Better Things” and can be seen as the lead Guest Star in an upcoming episode of the NBC series “Young Rock” and will be appearing on TNT’s “Animal Kingdom” this Summer.
Phillip Mullings Jr. (He/Him) as “Theo”
Phillip Mullings Jr. is an actor-filmmaker from Orlando, FL. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Production from Full Sail University. Some of Phillip’s recent acting credits include BET’s “American Soul,” TBS’ “Chad,” and Tyler Perry’s “Bruh.”
Jason Robert Moore (He/Him) as “Jack”
This marks a return to Netflix for Jason R. Moore who previously starred as Curtis Hoyle for two seasons on Marvel’s “The Punisher.”
The Fairmont’s (Vampires)
Dylan McNamara (He/Him) as “Oliver”
Dylan previously starred in the film Ambition directed by Bob Shaye, and was seen recurring on “LA’s Finest.” He is coming out next in the indie feature Survival.
Elizabeth Mitchell (She/Her) as “Margot”
Emmy-nominated “Lost” alum, Elizabeth Mitchell, who just wrapped the role of lead antagonist on Season 2 of “Outer Banks” has joined another Netflix series, First Kill. No stranger to mystery’s, Mitchell previously recurred on Season 3 of SyFy’s “The Expanse,” as well as assumed series regular roles on Freeform’s “Dead of Summer,” NBC’s “Revolution,” and ABC’s “V.” She also headlines the recent SXSW feature “Witch Hunt” and stars alongside the likes of Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, and Ann-Margret in “Queen Bees.
Gracie Dzienny (She/Her) as “Elinor”
Gracie Dzienny can currently be seen as Ruby Red’ in the Netflix superhero drama, “Jupiter’s Legacy.” Dzienny was previously a series regular in the CBS drama “Zoo.” Gracie appeared opposite Hailee Steinfeld in the Paramount Pictures Transformers prequel, Bumblebee.
Will Swenson (He/Him) as “Sebastian”
Will Swenson is known as one of Broadway’s most versatile leading men. Roles range from Berger in “Hair” (Tony® nomination), to Inspector Javert in “Les Miserables” among many others. Recent TV seasons include “The Bite” for Spectrum Originals, “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and the upcoming “Hit & Run” on Netflix.
Roberto Mendez (He/Him) as “Noah”
Roberto Méndez, originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, recently graduated from Columbus State University with a BFA in Theatre Performance. First Kill being his first role in a series, he’s incredibly grateful and thrilled for the opportunity to recur in his role as Noah Harrington, and thrilled to be working with such a delightful and talented cast.
Newcomer Jonas Dylan Allen is originally from Orlando, FL, and of Jamaican heritage. Jonas fell in love with acting, and began training as a young teenager; he is thrilled to be making his screen debut in First Kill.
MK xyz (She/They/xyz) as “Tess”
MK xyz has established herself as a triple-threat (she flips between acting, singing, and dancing with ease) ever since the release of her 2020 singles “Lost” and “Pass It” featuring G-Eazy. 2021 has already seen her make headlines and expand her influence with the release of her debut EP and a featured role in the new Beyoncé x Adidas#ImpossibleIsNothing national campaign spot.
What do you think of the casting for Netflix’s First Kill? Are you here for the sapphic/LGBTQ story at the heart of this drama? Let us know in the comments below!