Off the back of its co-lead Daisy Haggard earning a BAFTA nomination for her role in the series (congrats Daisy!), Breeders has an official UK air date, with Sky's parenting sitcom returning to our shores a little over two months after making its US debut.


The second series had to be pushed back following a production hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, with filming resuming in the late summer of 2020.

Martin Freeman (Black Panther) and Daisy Haggard (Back to Life) return for the new episodes as Paul and Ally, a couple whose parenting struggles are laid out starkly in funny and unflinchingly honest storylines.

And in season two, we've jumped forward a few years - the kids are older, and Paul and Ally must tackle a whole new set of challenges, from broken curfews to veganism.

Here's everything you need to know about Breeders season two.

When is Breeders season 2 on TV?

Breeders returns to Sky One and streaming service NOW on Thursday 27th May, with all 10 episodes being made available on demand. The series previously launched on FX in the US, on 22nd March this year.

Production resumed on the second season on 31st August 2020, following a 16-week suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Shooting took place in London, where the crew and cast will need to adhere to strict protocols in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.

The series was renewed for a second season back in May 2020. 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."

Breeders is produced by Avalon and FX Productions for FX Networks and Sky Originals.

Breeders season 2 cast

The show was co-created by series star, Martin Freeman, alongside Chris Addison (The Thick of It) and Simon Blackwell (Back), the latter also serving as a writer on several episodes. previously described season one as "smart, spiky and hilarious" in a four-star Breeders review.

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Last season starred Freeman and Daisy Haggard as the central couple, Paul and Ally. Their young children are called Luke (George Wakeman) and Ava (Jayda Eyles), and are the primary source of the couple's frustrations.

Ally’s estranged father Michael (Michael McKean) also featured in the series after he unexpectedly appeared on the couple's doorstep - armed with some very strong opinions and family baggage, but met an unexpected demise after being caught in a traffic accident.

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Meanwhile Paul’s own parents, Jackie (Joanna Bacon) and Jim (Alun Armstrong), differed from the younger couple in their ideas about parenting.

Breeders season 2 trailer

You can watch the trailer for Breeders season 2 here.


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