Sky original Breeders, the honest and uncompromising comedy about the challenges of parenthood, starring Martin Freeman (Fargo, The Hobbit, Black Panther) and Daisy Haggard (Back To Life, Uncle, Black Mirror), has been renewed for a second season.
The acclaimed first season is currently available on demand on Sky One and on streaming service NOW TV.
Breeders is one of the latest in a run of original comedies launching on Sky One with audiences of more than one million – including Avenue 5, Intelligence, Hitmen and Code 404.
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. Executive producers are Blackwell, Addison, Freeman, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, David Martin, Jon Thoday, Toby Welch and Michael Wiggs. Ben Palmer is co-executive producer. Tilusha Ghelani, Sky commissioning editor, will executive produce for Sky.
Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy, Sky Studios, said: “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. Hats off to Simon Blackwell, Chris Addison and the team – we can’t wait to give birth to a second series.”
Freeman commented: “So pleased we get another go at Breeders. 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.”
Addison said: “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.”
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.”