Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Two-time, Tony-winner Matthew Broderick is to play the upbeat Principal Burr in Netflix's new dramedy, Daybreak.
"Burr knows the name of every kid in school and their favorite character to play in Overwatch," a press release from the streaming service said. "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."
Co-created by Aron Eli Coleite and Brad Peyton, the 10-part series is based on Brian Ralph's graphic novel. No other casting has been announced yet.
Broderick's film credits include Manchester By the Sea, You Can Count on Me, Election, The Freshman, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Glory, Biloxi Blues, War Games, Disney's The Lion King and Ladyhawke.
He is a fixture in the theater world, as well, starring in It's Only a Play, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Odd Couple, The Foreigner and The Producers
Broderick lives in New York with his wife, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, and their three children.