A show/ character guide for Netflix’s Daybreak featuring who plays who, character descriptions, storylines, and general information.

Information is updated as new episodes are released and watched, and images changed as better ones are captured.


General Information About Netflix’s Daybreak

  • The show takes place in Glendale, CA

Social Media & Official Website

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Groups & Organizations

Disciples of Kardashia

The Disciples of Kardashia

4-H Club

The 4-H Club

The Jocks

The group Turbo Bro Jock leads.

The Golf Team

The various members of the golf team, before they die.

The STEM Punks

The Stem PunksFormerly led by Jordan, the STEM Punks are the reason most of the technology, including vehicles, are operational in Glendale.


The Cheermazons, with Demi having a mask on.An all-girl tribe, led by Demi, which is for the eradication of men. Their symbol is the pyramid due to how it represents equality for them.

Porto Bakery Boyz

Highland Park Donut Hos

Yung Kopps

Notable Locations

The territory map of Daybreak.
Logos (Not An Exhaustive List): Smiley Face with barbells (Jocks), Pyramid with two Cs (Cheermazons), Cartoon cop (Yung Kopps), Diamond with DOK (Disciples of Kardashia), Girl licking Donut (Highland Park Donut Hos), Four Leaf Clover (4-H Club), and kid with chef’s hat (Porto Bakery Boyz)

The Mall

The home to fake Baron Triumph – Eli.

Glendale High

The local high school where everyone used to go.

Paradise Cove

The apartment building Josh lives in.

Noteworthy Events

The Day The Bombs Dropped

This took place over 6 months from the beginning of the series.

Terms To Know


What those over 18 are called for they are very similar to zombies. The only difference being, they can talk. Mind you, the only thing they say is the last thing they were thinking or talking about, but they can still talk.

Emma Gonzalez Accord

An agreement among tribes that, even if at war, they wouldn’t use guns.

Colin Ford Plays Josh

Josh (Colin Ford) looking upward.
Josh (Colin Ford)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Josh vs. the Apocalypse: Part 1”

A Canadian from Toronto, now living in Glendale, California, Josh considers himself a bit of a loner if not an outlier. It’s something he is proud of, and while you’d think that would mean him being an easy target after the apocalypse, he has a few tricks up his sleeve. Specifically that he knows how to fish, hunt, rig solar panels, and even filter his own pee. However, what he really has going for him is that his apartment, that he formerly shared with his mom, in Paradise Cove, is well stocked from scavenging.

Additional Information About Josh

  • His dad still lives in Toronto, and because of his mom’s hours, they don’t see each other too often.

Sophie Sumnett Plays Sam

Sam (Sophie Simnett) talking to Josh.
Sam (Sophie Simnett)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Josh vs. the Apocalypse: Part 1”

Sam, full name Samaira Dean, has a mother who is an engineer and met Josh due to her being asked to show him around. This leads to the discovery that, in many ways, she is like him and doesn’t necessarily fit into any specific group. She even likens herself into a sorting hat that can traverse amongst so many groups because she doesn’t fit in.

Leading to the question, after the apocalypse, who might have taken her in?

Additional Information About Sam

  • She doesn’t have any social media
  • Wants a tattoo
  • Has a BMX bike
  • Samaria means enchanting, and she hates her name partly due to that reason

Cody Kearsley Plays Turbo Bro Jock

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Josh vs. the Apocalypse: Part 1”

After the bombs hit, Turbo Pokaski, now known as Turbo Bro Jock, had all of the different sports teams gather into one tribe under him. It isn’t clear how he got all from the football team to golf team to follow his orders, but he has been their leader, whose core group has a thing for Mad Max attire, ever since.

Additional Information About Turbo Bro Jock

  • For reasons not revealed, his face is one of the few which are burned. It isn’t clear if this has anything to do with the bombs dropping, however.
  • Had a close relationship with his father.

Krysta Rodriguez Plays Ms. Crumble

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Schmuck Bait!”

Josh’s former biology teacher who was one of his favorite people at school. However, since the apocalypse, she has become a ghoulie. But, unlike most of them, she shows some signs of her humanity. For example, she can talk, has empathy, and has found ways, beyond eating people, to get iron.

Additional Information About Ms. Crumble

  • Her real name isn’t Ms. Crumble but after blowing up in class, someone routinely hacked the school’s system so that her class roster and even her checks say “Ms. Crumble.” Thus leading to her legally changing her name.

Rob H. Roy Plays Jaden Hoyles

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Schmuck Bait!”

Formerly, before the post-apocalyptic event, Hoyles was the leader of the jocks and a big-time bully. However, something happened which changed all that.

Additional Information About Hoyles

  • Family sells cereal and used said money to bribe Principal Burr
  • Was held back 3 times in school

Austin Crute Plays Wesley

Austin Crute Plays Wesley in his samurai outfit.
Austin Crute Plays Wesley

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Schmuck Bait!”

Formerly a part of Hoyles’ toxic jock team, after the apocalypse Wesley has become a pacifist and dresses up as a samurai. Part of the reason for this is because he wants to atone for his past ways when he either bullied or enabled others to bully people. However, many are skeptical of him turning over a new leaf.

Additional Information About Wesley

  • He is gay and wasn’t out before the apocalypse hit.
  • His dad is a dentist

Alyvia Alyn Lind Plays Angelica

Alyvia Alyn Lind Plays Angelica, after Josh rescues her.
Alyvia Alyn Lind Plays Angelica

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Schmuck Bait!”

This vulgar 10-year-old, that Josh used to babysit, loves fire and violence. Yet, despite seeming like she has minimal social skills, to make up for her intellect, she seems to enjoy Josh’s company and longs to be reunited with her mother.

Additional Information About Angelica

  • Some of her favorite movies: Clockwork Orange, Apocalypse Now, and Goodfellas
  • Was homeschooled
  • Has a fascination with gangsters, primarily due to the loyalty and family quality their organizations bring. One “Gangsta,” as she likes to say, she is enamored with is Griselda Blanco
  • Made her first bomb at 6
  • Is a master manipulator and manipulated her former therapist into writing prescriptions for her and using them to make drug-induced slime. Leading to her becoming the self-named Slime Queenpin.
  • Her mother, Dr. Winifred Green, works in MArine Sciences at Caltech and was 3000 feet underneath water during the nuclear event.

Gregory Kasyan Plays Eli

Gregory Kasyan as Eli in his mall.
Gregory Kasyan as Eli

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Schmuck Bait!”

One of the Armenian kids of Glendale who wasn’t necessarily rich. Members of his family do own businesses, but that didn’t mean he was able to buy name brand items. In fact, to prove how hard he had to work, he notes working in his aunt’s shop, plucking hairs, to buy some of his shoes. Thus making the apocalypse a bit of an equalizer for him.

Additional Information About Eli

  • Hates Wesley for he flung his shoes on a telephone wire.
  • Eli is also quite good at doing hair

Jeanté Godlock Plays Mona

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Schmuck Bait!”

One of the few female jocks we’re introduced to, while not a major player in Hoyles’ group, she was considered one of them. However, when things went south, she aligned herself with Turbo and became his right hand. Especially since, for reasons not revealed upon her introduction, Turbo seems unable to speak.

Additional Information About Mona

Jade Payton Plays Demi

Jade Payton as Demi, leader of the Cheermazons
Jade Payton as Demi

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “The Slime Queenpin of Glendale, CA”

The apparent head of the cheerleaders, and now Cheermazon tribe, Demi used to have a drug dealer/ buyer relationship with Angelica. However, when she dissed Angelica for trying to be close to her, she got smacked with a lunch tray. Hence the mark on her nose.

Additional Information About Demi

Tim Johnson Plays Jordan

Tim Johnson as Jordan, former leader of the STEM Pack
Tim Johnson as Jordan

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “The Slime Queenpin of Glendale, CA”

The former head of the STEM Punks who planned to assassinate Turbo by creating a gun – a taboo item after the Emma Gonzalez accord.

Additional Information About Jordan

Principal Burr (Matthew Broderick)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4

The former principal of Glendale high school who we later learn is Baron Triumph and takes a certain pleasure in eating bad kids. Also, through him, we learn, like Ms. Crumble, not all adults who are cannibals are borderline brainless.

Additional Information About Principal Burr

  • Spent 22 years working in education

Emmett (Frederick Williams)

Emmett (Frederick Williams) talking to Wesley.
Emmett (Frederick Williams)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5

Wesley’s third cousin, on his mother’s side, who was one of his best friends back in Compton and is part of the source of Wesley’s guilt since he ended his sports career during the homecoming game.

Additional Information About Emmett

  • Principal Burr says he ate him
  • Wesley broke Emmett’s shin

KJ (Chelsea Zhang)

KJ (Chelsea Zhang)  revealing she can speak English.
KJ (Chelsea Zhang)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5

A Chinese exchange student who, like Josh, didn’t really fit into any specific group and kind of like things better that way. However, similar to Sam, she does have the ability to interact with multiple groups, especially the more nerdy ones.

Additional Information About KJ

  • Speaks English, Chinese, Doathraki, Na’vi, Elvish, and a little Hebrew.
  • Went to JDD as a kid.
  • Is first-generation Chinese
  • KJ stands for Karen JAne

Karl (Joe Manganiello)

Karl (Joe Manganiello) talking to his son Turbo.
Karl (Joe Manganiello)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 6

Turbo’s father who formerly was a tax lawyer but, after his wife’s death, became a humanitarian and now travels all over the world to provide aide. Thus leaving Turbo often alone with housekeepers.

Additional Information About Karl

  • Gave Turbo the nickname that has become his post-Apocalyptic name

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