Last Kids Standing

September 20, 2019
NETFLIX; INSET: GORDAN DUMKA

Jack Sullivan has survived the end of the world. Everyone in town has either been eaten by monsters or turned into a zombie. After 42 days alone, Jack learns that three of his classmates have also survived. They team up to battle zombies and eat all the junk food they can find.

Jack and his friends are the stars of The Last Kids on Earth, an animated special coming to Netflix on September 17. It’s based on the best-selling books by Max Brallier. The rest of the series will air in 2020.

Nick Wolfhard plays Jack. “My character is lonely but starts to make a family with his friends,” he told TIME for Kids. “I think a lot of kids who have dealt with being alone will find him relatable.” But Wolfhard doesn’t relate to his character’s survival skills. “I would probably be the first to turn into a zombie,” he says.