If you’ve ever wondered what a high school apocalypse dramedy would look like (and who hasn’t?), Netflix has just the tease for you: A clip for the upcoming Daybreak, starring Matthew Broderick as the principal of a high school overrun with teenage tribes of every sort, from jocks and gamers to the 4-H Club.
With a smattering of reminders that Broderick was once Ferris Bueller, Daybreak puts the actor back in school, though this time he’s in charge (at least nominally) and a nuclear blast has just done what nuclear blasts tend to do. And on Homecoming night, no less.
The official synopsis: 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.
In addition to Broderick as Glendale High School Principal Michael Burr, Daybreak features 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 (not one of those Kardashians).
Executive producers are Aron Eli Coleite, Brad Peyton, and Jeff Fierson.
As Deadline has reported, Broderick and the cast will be on hand for the world premiere screening of Daybreak set for October 4 at the New York Comic Con.
Daybreak debuts October 24 on Netflix. Watch the teaser trailer above.
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