Breeders. Image shows from L to R: Paul (Martin Freeman), Jim (Alun Armstrong), Jackie (Joanna Bacon), Ally (Daisy Haggard). Copyright: Avalon Television


  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One / Sky Comedy
  • 2020 - 2023
  • 40 episodes (4 series)

Dark comedy starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard as stressed parents. Also features Alun Armstrong, Joanna Bacon, Alex Eastwood, Eve Prenelle, Patrick Baladi and more.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 914

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Breeders, review

There's a top notch team of writers behind these middle-class Macbeths, but the humour never quite rings true.

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 12th March 2020

Breeders review - I'm a parent ... get me out of here!

Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard star as a stressed out, permanently disappointed couple in a new comedy that ought to come complete with tranquillisers and birth control.

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 12th March 2020

Breeders, review

Martin Freeman's sweary parenting comedy may be sharp, but it's unlikeable and cruel.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 12th March 2020

Breeders episodes 1 and 2 review

Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison's funny, frank new parenting comedy is taboo-breaking and part of a growing trend.

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 12th March 2020

It is hard to feel anything for Breeders parents

It may be that I'm getting a bit soft in my old age, but I think the tone is all wrong.

Rachel Cooke, The New Statesman, 11th March 2020

Chris Addison interview

Chris Addison talks about the limits of satire, the trials of being a parent and his new show, Breeders.

City AM, 11th March 2020

Breeders hits absurdity of perfection in parenting

Showrunner Simon Blackwell trades the politics of Veep for the trials of parenthood, and finds the funny in 21st century parental guilt.

Jeff Beer, Fast Company, 10th March 2020

TV review: Breeders, Sky One

The first episode positively zips by. It lasts about 25 minutes, though I guess if you took the fucks out of it, it would be around a quarter of an hour.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 9th March 2020

Daisy Haggard interview

"If you're not afraid to be a complete idiot, then do comedy".

Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian, 7th March 2020

Breeders - review

Martin Freeman's hilarious comedy series is almost uniquely truthful about parenthood.

Ed Power, i Newspaper, 6th March 2020

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