Just a day after giving the green light to Locke & Key, Netflix has announced it is adapting Brian Ralph’s Daybreak graphic novel as well. Aron Eli Coleite (Star Trek: Discovery), who is also involved with Locke & Key, is the showrunner of the 10-episode horror/comedy series.
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 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.
Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson’s ASAP Entertainment (Rampage, Frontier) are also behind the show. Celeite also executive produces with Fierson and Peyton, who will direct as well.