Netflix's new series Daybreak will be premiering on October 24 and promises to be piles of fun. This genre-bending series is set in post-apocalyptic Glendale, California, and is a fun invitation into an alternate universe high school world filled with jocks, gamers, the 4-H Club, and other fearsome tribes who are kicking ass as they fight to survive in the aftermath of a nuclear blast that wiped out the majority of the adult population. It's a mix of Mad Max, Zombieland, and Ferris Bueller!
The series has some really fun pop culture easter eggs throughout (including from Ferris Bueller, which is funny full circle moment since Matthew Broderick plays the high school principal here).
In this post-apocalyptic, genre-bending series, the city of Glendale, California is populated by marauding gangs of jocks, = gamers, the 4-H Club, and other fearsome tribes who are kicking ass as they fight to survive in the wake of a nuclear blast (on the night of Homecoming...ugh). Following an eclectic group of survivors as they navigate this strange and treacherous world, DAYBREAK is part samurai saga, part endearing coming-of-age story, and part Battle Royale. This Generation A series (A for Apocalypse! Get it?) is rated TV MA.
Starring Matthew Broderick (in his first series role) as Glendale High School's Principal Michael Burr; Krysta Rodriguez as the biology teacher; Colin Ford as our hero and every-teen, 17-year-old Josh Wheeler; Sophie Simnett as Sam Dean, the most widely admired girl at Glendale High; Austin Crute as contemplative samurai Wesley Fists; Alyvia Alyn Lind as highly unstable kid genius Angelica Green; Cody Kearsley as Turbo Bro Jock, the bloodthirsty leader of the jocks; Jeanté Godlock as Mona Lisa, his badass right-hand woman; and Gregory Kasyan as Eli Cardashyan (not that Kardashian).
Executive producers on Daybreak are Aron Eli Coleite, Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson.