Daybreak, Netflix’s foray into creating a snarky, post-apocalyptic high school dramedy, is ostensibly based on the eponymous graphic novel by Brian Ralph. The similarities between the show and the book, however, stop after the shared title, the post-apocalyptic setting, and certain characters breaking the fourth wall (for a couple episodes, at least).
The vast difference between the show and the graphic novel is not a bad thing, necessarily. But fans of the comic expecting a dark zombie story will find nothing of the sort in Netflix’s Daybreak, which focuses on a handful of kids trying to be witty while attempting to survive in a world where everyone over the age of 18 has turned into flesh-eating monsters (but not zombies…don’t call them zombies).
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It’s the natural order of things: the world ends, the teens party. So many apocalyptic shows and movies take a dour approach to the end of the world, but Netflix’s upcoming apocalyptic comedy Daybreak imagines teens as the only ones unaffected by a zombie plague that renders all the adults brain-dead monsters. So naturally, they’re going to party it up and play with some cool swords. Watch the official Daybreak trailer below.
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Matthew Broderick played one of the most famous high school students in cinema history in the John Hughes classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and then returned to campus as a teacher years later in Alexander Payne‘s political satire Election. Now he’s graduated to playing a principal in Daybreak, a new teen-centric Netflix series about a group of students who band together to survive a post-apocalyptic, Mad Max-style future. Check out the teaser trailer for the upcoming series below. Read More »
In this edition of TV bits:
- Sabrina gets a Halloween-adjacent release date
- black-ish creator Kenya Barris exits ABC for Netflix
- Netflix orders series based on graphic novel Daybreak
- Lena Waithe is making a horror anthology series for Amazon
- A new study suggests the number of TV cord-cutters will rise this year
- Sneaky Pete will keep on sneaking for a third season
- Nicole Kidman is producing a drama for Amazon
- First images from The Little Drummer Girl, the new AMC spy series from director Park Chan-wook
- Castlevania season 2 introduces a new character
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