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Breeders series 2 release date: Sky's hit comedy is back for more

Breeders season 2 start date in 2021

breeders season 2

Breeders will return for a second series this year - here's all you need to know!

The critically acclaimed Sky original stars Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard.

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First premiering in 2020, the comedy explores the paradox that every parent knows but never admits; you would willingly die for your children, but quite often you also want to kill them.

When does Breeders series 2 start on TV?

Series two of Breeders will premiere on Sky One and streaming service NOW on Thursday 27 May at 10PM.

Series one is currently available on demand on Sky One and NOW.

In the show, Martin plays Paul, a caring father discovering he’s not quite the man he thought he was. His partner in this impossibly steep parental climb is Ally (Daisy), who runs a recording studio, makes Paul laugh and can read a story to their children while she's technically asleep.

In the new series, time has moved on from where we left Paul (Freeman) and Ally’s (Haggard) family. Their son Luke (Alex Eastwood) is now 13 years old and daughter Ava (Eve Prenelle) is now 10, both serving up brand new parenting challenges.

Luke’s increasing anxiety and Ava’s growing independence add some new and uncharted complications into the existing chaotic mix of stretched resources, lack of time and the fine art of winging it while looking like you know what you’re doing.

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Paul’s parents, Jackie (Joanna Bacon) and Jim (Alun Armstrong) are older too, as is Ally’s mother Leah (Stella Gonet), leading Paul and Ally to find that they now must parent the generation above them as well as the generation below.

And at the centre of all this is Paul and Ally’s relationship. Can they survive these new pressures when they only just about survived the old ones? Or is there a finite number of ropes you can find yourself at the end of?

Jon Mountague, Director of Comedy, Sky Studios, said: “With scripts of this calibre, hilarity and honesty, and a cast lead by the uniquely relatable Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard, it’s no surprise Breeders struck such a huge chord with viewers.

"Hats off to Simon Blackwell, Chris Addison and the team – we can’t wait to give birth to a second series.”

Martin Freeman commented: “So pleased we get another go at Breeders. I reckon the next one will be even better. It’s such a pleasure working with this team... we’ll see you all soon. Well, not soon. But at some point, honest.”

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Chris Addison said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that Sky and FX have decided to let us torture Paul and Ally a bit more with another season of parenting trauma. That’s entirely because we’ve got more of the story we’re excited to tell and definitely not just because it’s basically free therapy for us. I flatly deny that."

Simon Blackwell added: "It was a thrill to be able to make the first season of Breeders - Sky, FX, our production team, crew and amazing cast made it a fantastic creative experience. So to be able to explore even more parental struggles in series 2 is the icing on a cake that we've checked carefully for any possible trace of peanuts."

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