Airdate: Daybreak

New post-apocalyptic comedy-drama Daybreak begins this week on Netflix.

The series is comic series by Brian Ralph and centres around a high school outcast searching for his girlfriend in a world of Mad Max-style gangs and zombie-like creatures.

The cast features Matthew Broderick as Glendale High School’s Principal Michael Burr; Krysta Rodriguez as the biology teacher; Colin Ford as 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.

Executive producers are Aron Eli Coleite, Brad Peyton, and Jeff Fierson.

High school isn’t the end of the world… until it is. 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.

Thursday October 24 on Netflix.

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