Austin-based production company Rooster Teeth is best known for its wildly popular online web series, ranging in genres from science fiction to western anime, and the company is excitingly getting into the drama game with its debut dramatic series “Day 5.” Consisting of six hour-long episodes, “Day 5” is set to premiere on RoosterTeeth.com on June 19. The series stars Jesse Boyd (“The Choice,” “The Wanderers”), Stephanie Drapeau (“The Catch,” “Finding Carter”) and Walker Satterwhite (“My All American”).
“Day 5” picks up five days after sleeping inexplicably becomes fatal and half of the world is immediately wiped out overnight. A group of survivors scramble to find answers and hopefully a cure, all while avoiding the very thing that could kill them: sleep. The new panic-stricken trailer suggests that their mission will be a paranoia-induced nightmare.
The official synopsis reads: “‘Day 5’ is the first dramatic series from Rooster Teeth Productions, set in the immediate aftermath of a fatal sleep epidemic. After a fortuitous drug bender saves his life, addict Jake (Jesse C. Boyd) ventures out into the quiet streets… unaware that most of the world already died in their beds. Now, battling sleepless fatigue and encroaching delirium, Jake teams with a scrappy teenager (Walker Satterwhite), overnight doctor (Stephanie Drapeau) and red-eye pilot (Davi Jay) to search for answers… and just maybe find a way to sleep again. Set in a world of insomniacs, late-shift workers and roving psychotics, ‘Day 5’ presents a unique vision of the apocalypse that fuses serial drama and thriller around a human story of survival and redemption.”
Watch the trailer above, and be sure to check out the first episode on June 19.