MATTHEW BRODERICK JOINS CAST OF NETFLIX HIGH SCHOOL APOCALYPSE DRAMEDY "DAYBREAK"
Matthew Broderick joins the cast of dramedy Daybreak as Principal Burr.
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.
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 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.
Co-Creator / Showrunner / Executive Producer: Aron Eli Coleite (Locke & Key, Star Trek: Discovery, Heroes)
Co-Creator / Director / Executive Producer: Brad Peyton (Frontier, Rampage, producing through ASAP Entertainment)
NW / EP: Jeff Fierson (Frontier, Rampage, producing through ASAP Entertainment)
Matthew Broderick Bio
Two-time Tony award-winning stage actor and instantly recognizable film presence, Matthew Broderick was last seen on screen in Rules Don't Apply, directed by and starring Warren Beatty; as well as Manchester By The Sea directed by Kenneth Lonergan. He will next star in To Dust, directed by Shawn Snyder, to be released in early 2019; and the animated comedy Wonder Park, starring Jennifer Garner and Mila Kunis, to debut in March 2019.
On stage, Broderick was last seen in The Seafarer at the Irish Repertory Theatre and The Closet at the 2018 Williamstown Theater Festival. He previously starred in The New Group's US premiere of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House at the Pershing Square Signature Center and in the off-Broadway production of Shining City at the Irish Repertory Theatre, for which he earned an Obie Award for both performances. Other theater credits include A. R. Gurney's comedy Sylvia alongside Annaleigh Ashford; the smash Broadway hit It's Only a Play opposite his frequent co-star Nathan Lane; the award-winning Broadway run of Nice Work If You Can Get It; the Broadway production of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple; and The Foreigner at the Roundabout Theatre. In 2005, he starred in the feature film version of The Producers, reprising his Tony-nominated performance he gave during the record-breaking production on Broadway.
A New York native, he made his professional stage debut opposite his father, James Broderick, at age 17 in the production of On Valentine's Day. His performance in Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy, won him the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. Broderick won his first Tony Award for Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, and starred in the play's sequel, Biloxi Blues. He won his second Tony for his role as J. Pierrepont Finch, in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Additional theater credits include Night Must Fall and Taller Than a Dwarf.
On screen, Broderick starred in the critically acclaimed film You Can Count on Me opposite Laura Linney. He also earned considerable acclaim starring opposite Reese Witherspoon in the Independent Spirit Award winning political satire Election, directed by Alexander Payne.
Broderick has also starred in such blockbuster movies as Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Glory, War Games, and Disney's The Lion King, as the adult voice of Simba. Additional credits include The American Side, Dirty Weekend, Tower Heist, Margaret, Bee Movie, Then She Found Me, Deck the Halls, The Last Shot, The Stepford Wives, Inspector Gadget, Godzilla, Addicted to Love, The Cable Guy, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, The Night We Never Met, The Freshman, Family Business and Max Dugan Returns.
On television, Broderick was last seen in Fox's live musical event A Christmas Story Live! He has also appeared on Modern Family, 30 Rock, the Showtime film Master Harold... and the Boys and received an Emmy nomination for the TNT production of David Mamet's A Life in the Theater in which he starred opposite Jack Lemmon.
Broderick resides in New York with his wife Sarah Jessica Parker and their three children.