The Forty-Year-Old Version star Imani Lewis has landed one of the lead roles in the Emma Roberts-produced YA vampire series, First Kill, at Netflix. Sarah Catherine Hook is her co-lead.
It is based on the short story of the same name from Victoria “V.E.” Schwab, who is adapting it with Felicia D. Henderson (Empire, The Punisher), who will serve as showrunner.
Here’s the logline: When it’s time for teenage vampire Juliette to make her first kill so she can take her place among a powerful vampire family, she sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope. But much to Juliette’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter, from a family of celebrated slayers. Both find that the other won’t be so easy to kill and, unfortunately, way too easy to fall for.
Imani will play Calliope “Cal” Burns, “a fearless, headstrong monster hunter. Behind that strong veneer is a vulnerable young teen torn between her duty to her family and the secret yearnings for love.”
Lewis has also appeared in Eighth Grade and Vampires vs. The Bronx.