It seems like almost daily we are hearing about another comic book being adapted into a film or a television series. A little over a year ago we heard news that Netflix was going to be adapting Brian Ralph’s graphic novel Daybreak, published by Drawn and Quarterly in September 2011, into a ten episode series. With the series about two weeks away from being released we have a trailer of what we can except from the post-apocalyptic, genre-bending series. Check it out above!
As you can see by the trailer and poster above, this series is looking to take a lighter take on how things could be in a post-apocalyptic world. I look forward to seeing how all of these different clubs and clicks from high school are portrayed as tribes in the series. As well as how they develop a classic story line of a boy looking for his girl and picking up some friends on the way.
Here is the synopsis and cast for Netflix’s Daybreak:
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).
Will you be checking out Daybreak? What did you think of the trailer? Let us know in the comment section below!
Netflix’s Daybreak debuts on their streaming service October 24th, 2019.
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