Thanks to FX’s (well-deserved imho) reputation for being a go-to spot for slick dramas, it’s easy to forget it also birthed some of our best comedies, like the mighty, long-lasting It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the brilliant Better Things, and the criminally underpraised You’re the Worst. The network looks to keep that streak alive with Breeders, the parenting-is-hard series starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard.
Co-created by Freeman, Chris Addison, and showrunner Simon Blackwell, Breeders follows Ally (Haggard) and Paul (Freeman), parents already juggling life with young children when Ally’s estranged father (Michael McKean) shows up at their front door. “I would die for those kids, but often, I also want to kill them,” Freeman says in the trailer, which seems to sum up the entire vibe. This isn’t exactly new territory for a prestige comedy to explore—especially for FX!—but hey, the whole things seems charming.
Check out the trailer below. Breeders debuts on FX on March 2.
Here is the official synopsis for Breeders:
FX’s Breeders is an uncompromising comedy that explores the lives of Paul (Martin Freeman) and Ally (Daisy Haggard) as they juggle full-time careers, aging parents, a mortgage and the unenviable curveballs of parenting their young children. When Ally’s estranged father appears on their doorstep, the family essentially takes on a third child – but this one comes with baggage and opinions.