In the case of a nuclear war, it is believed that cockroaches will survive, but in Netflix’s new teen series ‘Daybreak’ it looks as though cliques do as well. In the new full-length trailer, it appears that the apocalypse has turned all adults into zombie-like “Ghoulies” while the teens go full-on ‘Mad Max’. And just like in high school, they stick to their categories of choice. The bullying jocks become barbarians, while the cheerleaders channel Furiosa, as amazon warriors.
Where does that leave “everyteen” Josh Wheeler (played by Colin Ford)? Why he allies himself with other misfits, of course! Austin Crute portrays Wesley Fists, who starts off as one of Josh’s bullies, but post-apocalypse, is a zen samurai-like mentor. 12-year old Angelica (Alyvia Alyn Lind) is a young pyromaniac. Wesley and Angelica accompany Josh on his journey to find his girlfriend, Samaira “Sam” Dean (Sophie Simnett).
Matthew Broderick appears as the kids’ high school principal, Burr. What happens to him after the apocalypse is unknown. The cast of ‘Daybreak’ also includes Gregory Kasyan, Krysta Rodriguez, Jeanté Godlock, and Cody Kearsley.
‘Daybreak’ was created for television by Brad Peyton and Aron Eli Coleite, based on the indie graphic novel by Eisner and Harvey Award nominee Brian Ralph.
Check out the trailer below:
Netflix has also released this poster:
“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).”
‘Daybreak’ will break out on Netflix on October 24.