Martin Freeman has signed to star in new comedy series Breeders, whch will air on Sky in the UK and FX in the US.
The ten-part series is about the paradox of parenting where it is possible, in the same moment, to love your child, while being apoplectically angry at them. Freeman stars as a caring father discovering he’s not quite the man he thought he was.
It’s been created by Freeman alongside Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison and is expected to air in 2020.
Freeman 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.”
“I am very excited about making Breeders, to the point of being told to go to bed and stop showing off,” said Blackwell.
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.”