Matthew Broderick has been (or is about to be) very busy: Today it was announced he’ll be starring in a new Netflix series, playing Laurie Metcalf’s love interest on “The Conners,” and also landed a recurring part on FX’s “Better Things.”
The Netflix series is called “Daybreak,” and he’ll play the principal (insert Ferris Bueller joke here), who’ll be dealing with pyromaniacs, evil jocks and oh yes, life after the apocalypse.
The 10-episode series is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Brian Ralph. The main character is 17-year-old outcast Josh, who’s searching for his girlfriend while trying to avoid zombie-like creatures called Ghoulies.
According to Netflix, Principal Burr is “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.” Sounds a bit like perpetually upbeat Tracy Flick, his old nemesis from “Election.”
It’ll be the first series regular role for Broderick, who has previously guest-starred in “Modern Family” (as a guy who mistakenly thinks Phil is hitting on him) and on “30 Rock.”
On ABC’s “The Conners,” Broderick will play Jackie’s new love interest, Peter. He’ll make his first appearance in the Halloween episode, “There Won’t Be Blood,” which airs October 30.
On Pamela Adlon’s FX series “Better Things,” the only available intel is that he’s playing a counselor.
But wait… he’s still doing movies! He’s got “To Dust” coming up in January 2019 and is voicing a character in the animated film “Wonder Park.”
Life moves pretty fast, eh?
[Via The Wrap, Deadline]
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