‘Breeders’: Sky/FX Critically Acclaimed Comedy Renewed For Season 3
The utterly brilliant, critically acclaimed, Sky Original comedy ‘Breeders‘ starring Emmy and BAFTA-winning Martin Freeman (Fargo, Sherlock, Black Panther) and International Emmy and BAFTA-nominated Daisy Haggard (Back to Life, Episodes, Black Mirror), has been renewed for a 3rd Season the broadcaster has announced.
The new series will continue to follow the relationship of parents Paul (Freeman) and Ally (Haggard) Worsley as they navigate the multitude of life challenges thrown at them by their children Luke and Ava, as well as their parents; Jackie (Joanna Bacon), Jim (Alun Armstrong) and Leah (Stella Gonet).
What a thrill to see the return of Breeders. Martin Freeman, Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison’s brilliant season 2 definitely smells like teen spirit,” comments Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy, Sky Studios. “Martin and Daisy Haggard are rapidly becoming the UK’s most relatable and funniest parents & they’ve certainly left our audience wanting more. So, it’s with great joy to be able to spread the news of a third series before the birth of the second!”
The second season, which is available via NOW and Sky On Demand, continues to explore the parental paradox that you’d happily die for your children, but quite often also want to kill them. In the new series, time has moved on from where we left Paul and Ally’s family. Their son Luke (Alex Eastwood) is now 13 years old and daughter Ava (Eve Prenelle) is now 10, both serving up brand new parenting challenges. Luke’s increasing anxiety and Ava’s growing independence add some new and uncharted complications into the existing chaotic mix of stretched resources, lack of time and the fine art of winging it while looking like you know what you’re doing.
“Apart from the sheer joy of working with this incredible team, very little gives us more pleasure than putting Paul and Ally through the wringer, so we’re thrilled that Sky have decided to give us this shiny new third wringer to put them through,” adds co-creator Chris Addison. “I’m intrigued to see what shape they come out the other side.”
The new third series of Breeders will be produced by Avalon and FX Productions for FX Networks and Sky Originals. Academy Award-nominee and double Emmy?Award-winner?Simon Blackwell?(Veep, Peep Show, The Personal History of David Copperfield, Back)?is showrunner.?Breeders?is created by?Blackwell,?double Emmy Award and Directors Guild of America Award winner?Chris Addison (Veep,?The Thick of It, The Hustle) and?Emmy and BAFTA®-winning?Martin Freeman (Fargo,?Sherlock, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, The Hobbit), who also stars alongside Daisy Haggard (Back to Life,?Episodes,?Black Mirror).?Executive producers are Blackwell, Addison, Freeman, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, David Martin, Jon Thoday, Toby Welch (Catastrophe, The Tunnel, Skins) and Michael Wiggs. Tilusha Ghelani, Sky commissioning editor, is the executive producer for Sky. Ben Palmer is co-executive producer.
‘Breeders‘ Season 2 airs tonight on Sky One, with the entire series available via streaming service NOW and On-Demand in the UK. The series airs on FX in the USA.