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Netflix's 'Daybreak' is the smart, irreverent post-apocalyptic action comedy you didn't know you needed
- New York, NY - 10/4/19 - NYCC: Daybreak: A New Netflix Series Premiere and Panel Event -Pictured: Cast and Filmmakers of Daybreak -Photo by: Patrick Lewis/Starpix for Netflix -Location: Jacob Javitz Center

NYCC 2019

Netflix’s ‘Daybreak’ is the smart, irreverent post-apocalyptic action comedy you didn’t know you needed

The story follows the surviving students from a Glendale, California that’s been destroyed by a strange nuclear apocalypse

Josh Wheeler isn’t your ordinary high school student. While some students peak in high school, Josh finds his best self in the post-apocalypse.


Josh (Colin Ford) is the protagonist of Netflix’s upcoming series Daybreak. Based on Brian Ralph’s eponymous graphic novel, the story follows the surviving students from a Glendale, California that’s been destroyed by a strange nuclear apocalypse that’s also turned the adults into mindless zombie-like beings called “Ghoulies” that endlessly repeat the last mundane thing they said when they’re not devouring the flesh of the living.

Netflix debuted the first episode at New York Comic Con to an enthusiastic crowd. The show is a strange blend of genres and tones. “If I had all day I couldn’t explain it,” says Matthew Broderick, who plays Principal Burr. Co-Creator and Executive Producer Aron Eli Coleite calls it “Ferris Bueller on bath salts.”

Netflix's 'Daybreak' is the smart, irreverent post-apocalyptic action comedy you didn't know you needed

– New York, NY – 10/4/19 – NYCC: Daybreak: A New Netflix Series Premiere and Panel Event
-Pictured: Matthew Broderick, Colin Ford
-Photo by: Patrick Lewis/Starpix for Netflix
-Location: Jacob Javitz Center

Colleite says later episodes switch the show’s perspective from Josh to some of the other characters in the group of which he finds himself among. One of those characters is Angelica, a 10-year-old pyromaniac. “She says, ‘I know you guys are all expecting the cis white male here to tell you the story but now you’re getting me. And I’m not breaking the fourth wall. My jam is Goodfellas, so we’re cutting to my narration.'”

Daybreak is smart, hilarious, violent, and full of memorable characters. And despite the irreverent tone, the show still managed to get the NYCC audience invested in the relationships among the scrappy band of misfits who find each other amidst the chaos and in Josh’s search for his lost love. If the first episode is any indication, this show is going to be Netflix’ next big hit.

Daybreak premieres on Netflix on October 24.

Netflix's 'Daybreak' is the smart, irreverent post-apocalyptic action comedy you didn't know you needed

– New York, NY – 10/4/19 – NYCC: Daybreak: A New Netflix Series Premiere and Panel Event
-Pictured: Cast and Filmmakers of Daybreak
-Photo by: Patrick Lewis/Starpix for Netflix
-Location: Jacob Javitz Center

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