Breeders: Martin Freeman to star in parenting comedy

After having a rough go of it in Sherlock, Martin Freeman is set to star in a new comedy about the ups and downs of parenting from Veep‘s Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison, it’s been announced.

The series is described in the official press bumf as one that “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. Martin Freeman stars as a caring father discovering he’s not quite the man he thought he was.”

Episodes‘ Daisy Haggard is set to star alongside Freeman while Blackwell will executive produce and showrun the series. It will consist of ten half hour episodes.

Regarding the commissioning Freeman said, “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.”

“I am very excited about making Breeders, to the point of being told to go to bed and stop showing off,” added Blackwell.

Breeders will air in 2020 on FX in the US and Sky in the UK.

We’ll continue to bring you more information on the series.

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