Ferris Bueller meets a “Mad Max” world in Netflix’s newest series.

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In “Daybreak”, Matthew Broderick plays the principal of Glendale High School, where students band together into tribes after a nuclear blast on Homecoming night brings about a post-apocalyptic future.


The series — based on Brian Ralph’s comic-book series — focuses on the students’ navigation of their new world, facing all the danger of a barren wasteland while still dealing with the comedy that is high school.

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The series also stars Krysta Rodriguez, Colin Ford, Sophie Simnett, Austin Crute, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Cody Kearsley, Jeante Godlock, and Gregory Kasyan.

“Daybreak” premieres on Netflix Oct. 24.