Netflix’s upcoming post-apocalyptic drama Daybreak stars Matthew Broderick – forever known to generations of movie fans as problem student Ferris Bueller – taking on the role of a high school principal. The streaming service has set an October 24, 2019 premiere date and just debuted new photos along with a teaser trailer in support of the series’ upcoming debut.
In addition to Matthew Broderick as Glendale High School’s Principal Michael Burr, the cast includes 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). (Descriptions courtesy of Netflix.)
Aron Eli Coleite, Brad Peyton, and Jeff Fierson serve as executive producers.
The Daybreak Plot:
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.