Breeders series 3 release date confirmed as hit Sky comedy returns for more

Breeders season 3 air date
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Breeders returns to Sky this summer with its third series – here’s all you need to know!

The critically acclaimed Sky original stars Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard as couple Paul and Ally who are navigating the multitude of life challenges thrown at them by both their children and their own parents, Jackie (Joanna Bacon), Jim (Alun Armstrong) and Leah (Stella Gonet).

After first premiering in 2020, series two premiered last May on Sky and NOW with all ten episodes available on demand.

Series 3 will start on Wednesday 13 July.

Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones, Miranda) also joins the cast as a guest-star throughout the series.

A teaser shares: “Season 3 starts days after Season 2 ended, as the Worsley family reels from teenaged Luke (Alex Eastwood) punching his dad, Paul (Martin Freeman). Paul’s moved out and is staying at his mother-in-law Leah’s (Stella Gonet) house. He should be lonely but actually the simpler life has its appeal.

“Eventually, though, amends with Luke must be made. Meanwhile Ally (Daisy Haggard) has her own problems – with work, with her early menopause and with her increasingly strained relationship with her newly adolescent daughter, Ava (Eve Prenelle). Gallows humour and large glasses of wine only go so far in quelling the angst…”

Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy, Sky Studios, said: “What a thrill to see the return of Breeders. Martin Freeman, Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison’s brilliant season 2 definitely smells like teen spirit. Martin and Daisy Haggard are rapidly becoming the UK’s most relatable and funniest parents & they’ve certainly left our audience wanting more.

“So, it’s with great joy to be able to spread the news of a third series before the birth of the second!”

Star and co-creator Martin Freeman commented: “I’m very happy to get to do another series of the show. We’re delighted that Sky is with us in spending time with the Worsleys, and hopefully let the audience see that, once again, no, they’re not alone”

Showrunner Simon Blackwell added: “Delighted that we’ve got three seasons. One more and it’s a pizza. This is such a superb team to work with, and it’s a pleasure and a privilege to make the show. I can’t wait to see what terrible and brilliant but let’s face it mainly terrible things will happen to the Worsley family in the next 10 episodes.”

Daisy Haggard said: “I’m so excited to get to tell another chapter of this story. It’s such a privilege to be in such fine company and such masterful hands!!”

Co-creator Chris Addison said: “Apart from the sheer joy of working with this incredible team, very little gives us more pleasure than putting Paul and Ally through the wringer, so we’re thrilled that Sky have decided to give us this shiny new third wringer to put them through. I’m intrigued to see what shape they come out the other side.”

Jon Thoday, Executive Producer at Avalon, said: “We’re delighted with Sky’s commitment to Breeders, whose support for this exciting show has been excellent.”

The full series is currently available on Sky On Demand and online via NOW.