Martin Freeman will serve as an executive producer and lead in Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison’s comedy, Breeders, on FX. The 10 half-hour episodes will go into a complex storytelling of parenthood. Daisy Haggard (Episodes) has also been cast for the show.
Freeman shares his excitement on taking on a new project that will open the doors to different thoughts and techniques when it comes to raising kids. “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,” said Freeman. “I really love this project and am delighted to be working with FX and Sky.”
Nick Grad had high praise for Haggard – and Freeman whom he had previously collaborated with on Fargo. “Martin Freeman is an incredibly versatile artist who is perfectly paired with the wonderfully talented Daisy Haggard in Breeders,” said FX president of originals Nick Grad. “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.”
Blackwell is thankful for the opportunity and is working endlessly to create a vulnerable, yet powerful series as the showrunner. “I am very excited about making Breeders, to the point of being told to go to bed and stop showing off,” Blackwell said. Added Addison: “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 10 half-hour sitcom episodes. Usually, you have to pay for your own therapy.”