Sky One’s parenting sitcom Breeders has been picked up for a second season, the broadcaster announced today.
Martin Freeman (Sherlock) and Daisy Haggard (Back to Life) star as Paul and Ally in the comedy series, which takes an unflinching look at the frustrating challenges that come with having children.
They have to juggle their full-time jobs, ageing parents and personal financial concerns, while ensuring that their two young children get the stable upbringing they need.
Breeders is available to stream on NOW TV until the end of May and received positive reviews from critics, with RadioTimes.com describing it as “smart, spiky and hilarious” in a four-star review.
Martin Freeman said in a statement: “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.”
Freeman co-created the series with Chris Addison (The Thick of It) and Simon Blackwell (Back), the latter also serving as a writer on several episodes.
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.”
Breeders is part of a new comedy slate from Sky which has been rolled out in recent months, including Mel and Sue’s Hitmen, Hugh Laurie’s Avenue 5 as well as buddy cop sitcom Code 404.
Breeders is available to stream on NOW TV. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV guide.