Netflix’s ‘Daybreak,’ Matthew Broderick, cast

Matthew Broderick Joins The Cast Of Netflix’s Apocalypse Dramedy ‘Daybreak’

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Oct. 24 2018, Updated 6:09 p.m. ET

Netflix has a new apocalyptic dramedy coming called Daybreak. The story revolves around a teenage cast in a post-apocalyptic zombie-filled world. News is still scant, but Netflix has just made a cast announcement in relation to the new series. And it looks like Matthew Broderick is set to return to school!

In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Matthew Broderick did anything he could to get out of school. In the process, he had to thwart his headmaster on several occasions in order to maintain the ruse that he was at home, sick. Now, in Daybreak, it seems that Matthew Broderick is heading back to school — but this time he will play the role of the school principal and not that of the truant student.

According to Deadline, Matthew Broderick will play the role of Principal Burr in Daybreak.

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Netflix offers the following breakdown of Broderick’s character in Daybreak.

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“The cheerful, upbeat principal of Glendale High, Burr knows the name of every kid in school and their favorite character to play in Overwatch. In a hashtag-filled world of #metoo and #blacklivesmatter and #timesup, Burr is genuinely trying to be part of the solution: a good guy, an advocate and ally for all. But let’s face it, kids can be monsters.”

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