Thursday, July 26, 2018

Netflix Gives Series Order to Dramedy 'Daybreak' Based on the Graphic Novel

Netflix has today given a series order to the original dark comedy series Daybreak based on Brian Ralph's graphic novel of the same name. The first season will include 10 episodes, which will likely premiere in 2019.

The series finds 17-year-old high school outcast Josh searching for his missing girlfriend Sam in post-apocalyptic Glendale, California. Joined by a ragtag group of misfits including pyromaniac 12-year-old Angelica and Josh's former high school bully Wesley, now turned pacifist samurai, Josh tries to stay alive amongst the horde of Mad Max-style gangs (evil jocks, cheerleaders turned Amazon warriors), zombie-like creatures called Ghoulies, and everything else this brave new world throws at him.

Aron Eli Coleite (Star Trek: Discovery) and Brad Peyton (Rampage) co-created the drama, with Coleite serving as showrunner and Peyton as director. They executive produce with Jeff Fierson. ASAP Entertainment will produce.

This is the second series order at Netflix in as many days for Coleite. Yesterday, it was confirmed that the streaming service had given a 10-episode series order to Locke & Key, also based on a graphic novel, with Coleite serving as co-writer alongside Joe Hill on the premiere.