He'll star alongside Daisy Haggard in the new 10-part series he co-created with Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison.
Produced by Avalon, the series promises to 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.
Martin Freeman stars as a caring father discovering he’s not quite the man he thought he was.
Speaking about Breeders, Martin said“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.”
Sky’s head of comedy, Jon Mountague added “Imagine a parent gazing lovingly into the eyes of their newborn – that’s how proud we at Sky are with Breeders. Brilliant scripts which see parenting through such an authentic and hilarious lens.
Martin, Chris and Simon are an unstoppable comic force, but I can’t vouch for them as parents. Together they’re bringing the kind of premium quality comedy our customers have come to expect. We can’t wait to show the world our new baby.”
Simon Blackwell said "“I am very excited about making Breeders, to the point of being told to go to bed and stop showing off".
Whilst Chris Addison added "It’s a treat to be cooking up stuff with my old comrade Simon Blackwell and the peerless Martin Freeman. We’re very excited that FX and Sky have agreed to finance what is effectively us working through some of our own issues in the form of ten half-hour sitcom episodes. Usually you have to pay for your own therapy.”
Breeders will air in 2020 on Sky One