Netflix is pulling the plug on another show in “First Kill.” The series based on a short story by horror writer V.E. Schwab will not be returning for a second season after initially releasing eight episodes for its first season in June.

The reason behind it needs no elaboration. “First Kill” received a low rating, getting only a 58% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Variety critic Caroline Framke was frustrated with the show, saying that it was a clumsy swing at relevance than a tale anyone can sink their teeth into.

However, the series started to build a following in the weeks that followed. Unfortunately, this was not enough to get the nod for a second season. Regardless, cast members were grateful despite the development.

“I have nothing but love for every single one of you!” cast member Dominic Goodman said. “Thank you all for taking the show in as your own, seeing you all feel seen made all the hard work and hours worth it.”

Also despite the hard decision, Netflix was allegedly proud of the work and effort done by the producers, cast and crew. But at the end of the day, it all boils down to the numbers game.

For those who may not be aware, “First Kill” narrates the story of Calliope (Imani Lewis) and Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook). The two teen girls end up falling for one another but are caught in the middle of warring families.

Aside from Goodman, others who appeared on the show include Elizabeth Mitchell, Will Swenson, Aubion Wise, Jason Robert Moore, Gracie Dzienny, Dylan McNamara, Phillip Mullings Jr., MK xyz, Jonas Dylan Allen and Roberto Mendez.

“First Kill” was executively produced by Felicia D. Henderson and Schwab alongside Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss for Belletrist Productions.

Jonas Dylan Allen, Phillip Mullings Jr., Gracie Dzienny , Aubin Wise, Elizabeth Mitchell, Imani Lewis, Sarah Catherine Hook, Dominic Goodman and Jason R. Moore Jonas Dylan Allen, Phillip Mullings Jr., Gracie Dzienny , Aubin Wise, Elizabeth Mitchell, Imani Lewis, Sarah Catherine Hook, Dominic Goodman and Jason R. Moore attend a screening of "First Kill" at NETFLIX on June 09, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images | Jesse Grant