Season 1 is the first and only season of Netflix's post-apocalyptic comedy-drama series Daybreak was picked up for a season order on July 26, 2018.[1] It premiered on October 24, 2019.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

"Based on the graphic novel by Brian Ralph, the subversive dark comedy Daybreak 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 a pyromaniac 10 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."

Credits[edit | edit source]

Cast[edit | edit source]

Crew[edit | edit source]

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Image Episode Information
Josh vs. the Apocalypse Part 1.jpg      "Josh vs. the Apocalypse: Part 1"
Sure, Los Angeles is now a post-apocalyptic wasteland, but it's not all bad. In fact, for C-student survivor Josh Wheeler, it's a big improvement.
Schmuck Bait.jpg      "Schmuck Bait!"
  • Airdate: October 24, 2019
  • Episode / Series Number: 02 / 02
  • Directed by: Brad Peyton
  • Written by: Aron Eli Coleite & Brad Peyton
Josh, Angelica and Wesley take refuge in a pristine mall, match wits with its annoying "owner" and cross paths with a familiar witch.
The Slime Queenpin of Glendale CA.jpg      "The Slime Queenpin of Glendale, CA"
What makes Angelica tick, tick, tick? The misunderstood child sociopath with a heart of gold breaks it down while searching for antibiotics for Josh.
  • Airdate: October 24, 2019
  • Episode / Series Number: 04 / 04
  • Directed by: Michael Patrick Jann
  • Written by: Andy Black
Josh vows to avenge a death he's been tricked into believing. Principal Burr sheds a little light on one of his more difficult students.
Homecoming Redux or My So Called Stunt Double Life.jpg      "Homecoming Redux or My So Called Stunt Double Life"
Imagining his legacy as narrated by RZA, Wesley plans a homecoming dance while Eli campaigns for the crown and Angelica tries to set up Josh.
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  • Airdate: October 24, 2019
  • Episode / Series Number: 06 / 06
  • Directed by: Sherwin Shilati
  • Written by: Emily Fox
As Turbo and Mona Lisa search for the traitor to their tribe, Josh and KJ venture into the wilds, and Angelica navigates a milestone on her own.
Canta Tu Vida.jpg      "Canta Tu Vida"
Josh boots Wesley, Eli and Angelica from the mall after learning the truth about Sam. Also, Crumble searches for her truth -- and something to eat.
Post Mates.jpg      "Post Mates"
  • Airdate: October 24, 2019
  • Episode / Series Number: 08 / 08
  • Directed by: Kate Herron
  • Written by: Aron Eli Coleite
Before the apocalypse hits, Josh and Sam ditch school for the day. However, their plan for romance and relaxation doesn't work out the way they expect.
Josh vs. the Apocalypse Part 2.jpg      "Josh vs. the Apocalypse: Part 2"
  • Airdate: October 24, 2019
  • Episode / Series Number: 09 / 09
  • Directed by: Michael Patrick Jann
  • Written by: Emily Fox, Jenn Kao & (teleplay by) Aron Eli Coleite
As Josh and Eli head back to the high school for very different reasons, Principal Burr lays down the law and seeks help from the smart kids.
  • Airdate: October 24, 2019
  • Episode / Series Number: 10 / 10
  • Directed by: Michael Patrick Jann
  • Written by: Aron Eli Coleite
Can Principal Burr be defeated? Are Josh and Sam truly meant to be? And what exactly is Crumble, anyway? It's epic conclusion time.

Production[edit | edit source]

Development[edit | edit source]

  • On July 26, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a ten-episode first season.[2] Aron Eli Coleite was set to serve as showrunner for the series. The series is created by Brad Peyton and Coleite who are credited as executive producers alongside Jeff Fierson. ASAP Entertainment will be involved in the production of the series.

Casting[edit | edit source]

  • In October 2018, it was announced that Matthew Broderick would star in the series. In the same month, it was reported that Colin Ford, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Sophie Simnett, Austin Crute, Gregory Kasyan, Krysta Rodriguez, Cody Kearsley and Jeante Godlock joined the cast.[3]

Filming[edit | edit source]

  • Principal photography for the first season took place on location in Albuquerque, New Mexico from November 2018 to April 2019.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Colin Ford was previously in Supernatural. Samaira Dean could be a reference to Sam and Dean Winchester on Supernatural.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Videos[edit | edit source]

Daybreak Official Trailer Netflix
Daybreak Official Teaser Netflix

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