When is Martin Freeman’s Sky comedy Breeders on TV?

Martin Freeman stars in a new comedy series from Sky that explores the testing nature of parenthood


Martin Freeman is returning to comedy with a new Sky series from Peep Show writer Simon Blackwell.


Breeders promises to take a no holds barred look at the true nature of parenthood, with Freeman starring opposite Back to Life‘s Daisy Haggard.

Here’s everything you need to know about Breeders…

When is Breeders on TV?

CONFIRMED: The series premieres in the UK and Ireland on Thursday 12th March at 10pm on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV.

Is there a trailer for Breeders?

Yes! Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard can be seen in this first trailer, released as a RadioTimes.com exclusive:

What is Breeders about?

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?

Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard in 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.