Breeders takes an honest and unflinching look at the Herculean difficulty of raising a child. As Sky describes it in a statement, the series “will expose the paradox of parenting that it is possible, in the same moment, to love your child to the horizon of the universe, while being apoplectically angry enough to want to send them there.”
There will be ten episodes of the series in total, written by Simon Blackwell who previously penned Channel 4’s Mitchell and Webb sitcom Back.
Who is in the cast of Breeders?
The series stars Martin Freeman (A Confession) as Paul, a father who finds that the struggles of parenthood have turned him into a man he never knew he was.
He said in a statement: “I’m excited to be making Breeders with a team that can make me laugh while we look at some of the less-discussed truths and challenges of being a parent. I really love this project and am delighted to be working with FX and Sky.”
Daisy Haggard (of Back to Life fame) stars as Ally, partner of Paul and mother of their two kids Luke and Ava. She “runs a recording studio, makes Paul laugh and has the ability to read a story to their children while she’s technically asleep.”
Further cast includes Patrick Baladi, Michael McKean, Joanna Bacon, and Alun Armstrong.