FX’s comedy series Breeders starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard has been renewed for a third season after wrapping Season 2 on May 17 (via Variety). Season 3 is expected to premiere in 2022.
“Delighted that we’ve got three seasons,” said series showrunner and co-creator Simon Blackwell. “One more and it’s a pizza. This is such a superb team to work with, and it’s a pleasure and a privilege to make the show. I can’t wait to see what terrible and brilliant but let’s face it mainly terrible things will happen to the Worsley family in the next 10 episodes.”
Breeders explores the parental paradox that you’d happily die for your children, but quite often also want to kill them. Season 2 also starred Alex Eastwood, Eve Prenelle, Joanna Bacon, Alun Armstrong, and Stella Gonet.
“Through two seasons, we’ve watched ‘Paul,’ ‘Ally’ and their children grow as a family in ways that are reassuring and sometimes concerning,” said Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX Entertainment. “Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard are brilliant as the flawed but devoted parents and we are glad that they, along with Simon Blackwell, Chris Addison, and the rest of the creative team and cast, are bringing the series back for a third season that will take us along for the next stage in this family’s journey.”
Breeders is produced by FX Productions, Avalon Television, and Sky Original Productions. Academy Award-nominee and double Emmy Award-winner Simon Blackwell (Veep, Peep Show, The Personal History of David Copperfield) is showrunner. The series is created by Blackwell, double Emmy Award and Directors Guild of America Award winner Chris Addison (Veep, The Thick of It, The Hustle), and Emmy and BAFTA-winning Martin Freeman (Fargo, Sherlock, Black Panther), who also stars alongside Daisy Haggard (Back to Life, Episodes, Black Mirror).
Executive producers are Blackwell, Addison, Freeman, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, David Martin, Jon Thoday, Toby Welch (Catastrophe, The Tunnel, Skins), and Michael Wiggs. Ben Palmer (Man Up, The Inbetweeners movie, Back) is co-executive producer and Dan Kay (The New Pope, The Salisbury Poisonings, Uncle) produces.
Breeders is available to stream on FXNOW and Hulu.