FX orders comedy Breeders, starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard
Breeders exposes the parental-paradox that it is possible, in the very same moment, to love your child to the horizon of the universe, while being apoplectically angry enough to want to send them there. Freeman stars as a caring father discovering he’s not quite the man he thought he was. The 10-episode first season will premiere on FX in 2020 and is being produced by FX Productions, Avalon Television and Sky Original Productions.
“I’m delighted to be making Breeders with a team that can make me laugh whilst 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,” said Freeman.
The series was created by Academy Award-nominee and two-time Emmy Award-winner Simon Blackwell, along with double Emmy Award and Directors Guild of America-winner Chris Addison (Veep, The Thick of It). Blackwell (Veep, Peep Show) will serve as showrunner. Executive producers are Blackwell, Addison, Freeman, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, David Martin, Jon Thoday and Michael Wiggs. Breeders was commissioned for Sky by Zai Bennett, director of programs, and Jon Mountague, head of comedy, with Josh Cole set to be the commissioning editor.
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