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Daybreak: Season 1 (2019)



Critic Consensus: Daybreak's blend of soapy teen drama and post apocalyptic horror has some truly inspired moments, even if it feels like you've seen a few of them before.


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High school isn't the end of the world... until it is. In this post-apocalyptic, genre-bending series, the city of Glendale, California is populated by marauding gangs of jocks, gamers, the 4-H Club, and other fearsome tribes who are kicking ass as they fight to survive in the wake of a nuclear blast (on the night of Homecoming... ugh). Following an eclectic group of survivors as they navigate this strange and treacherous world, DAYBREAK is part samurai saga, part endearing coming-of-age story, and part Battle Royale.


Matthew Broderick
as Principal Burr
Colin Ford
as Josh Wheeler
Sophie Simnett
as Samaira "Sam" Dean
Austin Crute
as Wesley Fists
Gregory Kasyan
as Eli Cardashyan
Krysta Rodriguez
as Ms. Crumble
Cody Kearsley
as Turbo Bro Jock
Jeanté Godlock
as Mona Lisa
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Critic Reviews for Daybreak: Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (10)

A wild ride of a TV show.

October 25, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

[Daybreak] often has the pretentious air of something that thinks it's much smarter than it actually is.

October 23, 2019 | Full Review…

These scenes provide some great emotional moments, as well as some other fun ones. [Full review in Spanish]

November 15, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

This mash-up of Lord of the Flies, Mad Max and Riverdale quickly wears out its self-conscious welcome.

November 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Daybreak will undoubtedly attract a young crowd, but spelling everything out in black and white underestimates their intelligence.

November 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite drafting in the likes of Matthew Broderick, Ken Marino, Krysta Rodriguez as the adults, there isn't enough here to make 'Daybreak' particularly exciting. The comedy falls flat and tries far too hard to prop itself up with pop culture references.

November 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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