Breeders season 3: Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard return for third season of dark comedy tackling modern parenthood

Following its US release earlier this year, Breeders season 3 premieres in the UK on Sky Comedy and NOW. Discover more about the return of the series.

By Sophia Moir Published: 5 July 2022 - 4.46pm
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Stream every episode of Breeders season 3 on Sky Comedy with NOW from Wednesday 13 July. Seasons 1-2 are available now.

Like Outnumbered, Catastrophe and Motherland before it, Breeders gets its comedy from the idea that parenting is far from easy.

In fact, the Sky Comedy show arguably goes even further as its premise is that being a parent can be hell on earth!

Partly based on actor and co-creator Martin Freeman’s own experiences as a dad - the dark comedy began with a dream he had about shouting at his own children up the stairs - Breeders season 3 continues to explores the challenges of modern parenting.

Freeman is back as Paul alongside Daisy Haggard as Ally - parents to two now-teenage children - in the 10-part series coming soon to Sky Comedy and NOW in the UK.

Here's everything we know so far about Breeders season 3, including the confirmed UK release date, plot, cast and characters, how to watch the trailer, and more.

What’s the UK release date of Breeders season 3?

Breeders season 3 is released in the UK on Sky Comedy and NOW on Wednesday 13 July. You’ll be able to watch all 10, half-hour episodes from this date.

It was released in the USA on channel FX in May 2022.

Breeders season 1 premiered in March 2020, followed by season 2 in March 2021. 

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What’s the plot of Breeders season 3? 

Breeders continues its bittersweet look at the struggles of modern parenthood. 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 he soon finds that 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.

Who’s in the cast of Breeders season 3?

  • Martin Freeman plays Paul Worsley

  • Daisy Haggard plays Ally Grant

  • Alex Eastwood plays Luke, Paul and Ally's son

  • Eve Prenelle plays Ava, Paul and Ally's daughter

  • Stella Gonet plays Leah, Ally's mother

  • Joanna Bacon plays Jackie, Paul's mother

  • Alun Armstrong plays Jim, Paul's father

  • Patrick Baladi plays Darren, Paul and Ally's friend

  • Tim Steed plays Carl, Paul and Ally's next-door neighbour

  • Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones, Miranda) joins the cast as a guest star for season 3

Who created Breeders?

Breeders was created by actor Martin Freeman, director Chris Addison and writer Simon Blackwell.  

You’ll recognise Martin Freeman from various TV and movie roles including Sherlock, The Office, The Responder, and The Hobbit. 

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Addison is perhaps better known for being a comedian and Mock The Week panellist. 

Simon Blackwell is best known for his collaborations with Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain on Peep Show, Four Lions and The Old Guys. 

Is there a trailer for Breeders season 3?

Yes, you can watch the Breeders season 3 trailer here: 

Stream every episode of Breeders season 3 on Sky Comedy with NOW from Wednesday 13 July. 

Seasons 1-2 are available now.