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).