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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TV review: Breeders, series one, episode one

Breeders may just have been the bleakest comedy drama I've ever seen, where two parents have to put up with the insanity of bringing up two children under seven years old, and boy are they struggling with it.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 3rd March 2020

Breeders review

Smart, spiky and hilarious, this comedy co-created by Freeman will hit home for new parents.

Morgan Jeffery, Radio Times, 3rd March 2020

Simon Blackwell interview

The comedy writer, 53, who gave us The Thick of It and David Copperfield, on Oscar nominations, lucky breaks and why we'll miss the BBC when it's gone.

Michael Segalov, The Guardian, 29th February 2020

28 new British TV comedies for 2019 and beyond

Here's what fans of TV comedy can look forward to over the next year or so from the UK...

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 17th July 2019

Michael Gambon withdraws from Sky One comedy Breeders

The news comes four years after he announced his fears that he had Alzheimer's and that he was quitting his stage career because he can't remember his lines.

Brendan McFadden, Daily Mail, 21st April 2019

Martin Freeman to star in new Sky sitcom Breeders

Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard are to star in Breeders, a new Sky One sitcom from writers Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison about the topic of parenting.

British Comedy Guide, 15th October 2018

Martin Freeman films BBC comedy pilot Breeders

Martin Freeman has filmed a new pilot for the BBC and American network FX. Written by Simon Blackwell, the show "mines the comedy of parenting".

British Comedy Guide, 7th March 2018

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