Premiering on October 24, the upcoming Netflix series Daybreak offers a new twist on the doomsday genre.
The recent trailer for the series introduces Ferris Bueller star Matthew Broderick as the principal of a high school in Glendale, California. In midst of dealing with normal high school drama, the students are thrown into a Mad Max-esque post-apocalyptic world after what appears to be a nuclear blast.
According to the series description,
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.
Daybreak was created by Brad Peyton and Aron Eli Coleite. Peyton has served as director on several Dwayne Johnson films, including 2018's Rampage and 2015's San Andreas. Coleite has worked as both a screenwriter and comic book writer.
The television series is based on comic series of the same name by Brian Ralph. Ralph's other works include 1999's Cave-In and 2002's Climbing Out.
Premiering on Netflix October 24, Daybreak stars Colin Ford, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Austin Crute, Cody Kearsley, Sophie Simnett, Gregory Kasyan, Jeanté Godlock, Krysta Rodriguez and Matthew Broderick. The series is set to have ten episodes in its first season.