FX has greenlit 10-episodes of “Breeders,” a new comedy series that takes a modern look at parenthood set to premiere in 2020 starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard. The logline: “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 angry enough to want to send them there. Martin Freeman plays a caring father discovering he’s not quite the man he thought he was.
“Martin Freeman is an incredibly versatile artist who is perfectly paired with the wonderfully talented Daisy Haggard in ‘Breeders,’” said Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “We enjoyed working with Martin on the first installment of ‘Fargo’ and are delighted that he is executive producing along with Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison. We also appreciate the chance to partner with Avalon Television and Sky Original Productions to bring this new comedy series to audiences worldwide.”
Simon Blackwell (“Veep,” “Peep Show”) is the showrunner. “Breeders” is created by Simon Blackwell, Chris Addison (“Veep” “The Hustle”) and Martin Freeman. The executive producers are Blackwell, Addison, Freeman, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, David Martin, Jon Thoday and Michael Wiggs.