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Sky comedy Breeders to spawn second season, “The next one will be even better” quips star

Sky parenthood comedy Breeders has been renewed for a second season, the broadcaster has confirmed.

Season one of the lauded LOL show, starring Martin Freeman (Sherlock) and Daisy Haggard  (Black Mirror), is currently available on demand on Sky One and through streaming service Now TV.

Academy Award-nominee and double Emmy Award-winner Simon Blackwell served as showrunner and created the series with double Emmy Award and Directors Guild of America Award winner Chris Addison and Emmy and BAFTA-winning Martin Freeman. 

In Breeders, Martin Freeman stars as Paul, a caring father discovering he’s not quite the man he thought he was, and his partner Ally (Daisy Haggard), who runs a recording studio, and has the ability to read a story to their children while she’s technically asleep.

“So pleased we get another go at Breeders. I reckon the next one will be even better…”

Martin Freeman
Breeders season 2 due in nine months – or longer

“So pleased we get another go at Breeders,” comments Martin Freeman. “I reckon the next one will be even better. It’s such a pleasure working with this team… we’ll see you all soon. Well, not soon. But at some point, honest.”

Chris Addison adds: “We’re absolutely thrilled that Sky and FX have decided to let us torture Paul and Ally a bit more with another season of parenting trauma. That’s entirely because we’ve got more of the story we’re excited to tell and definitely not just because it’s basically free therapy for us. I flatly deny that.”

In the first series, Paul and Ally are juggling full-time careers, aging parents, a mortgage, upheavals in their relationship and the unenviable curveballs of parenting their young children. 

“With scripts of this calibre, hilarity and honesty, and a cast lead by the uniquely relatable Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard, it’s no surprise Breeders struck such a huge chord with viewers,” says Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy at Sky Studios. “Hats off to Simon Blackwell, Chris Addison and the team, we can’t wait to give birth to a second series.”

Simon Blackwell added: “It was a thrill to be able to make the first season of Breeders, Sky, FX, our production team, crew and amazing cast made it a fantastic creative experience. So to be able to explore even more parental struggles in series 2 is the icing on a cake that we’ve checked carefully for any possible trace of peanuts.”

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