Martin Freeman to star in new sitcom Breeders
15 October 2018 - 8:00 AM

Martin Freeman to star in new sitcom Breeders

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Martin Freeman is set to star in the upcoming Sky sitcom "Breeders".

The 47-year-old actor - who previously played Tim Canterbury in the award-winning sitcom "The Office" - will star alongside Daisy Haggard in the ten-part series, which is set for release in 2020.

Martin - whose new show has also been picked up by FX in the US - explained: "I'm excited to be making "Breeders" with a team that can make me laugh while we look at some of the less-discussed truths and challenges of being a parent. I really love this project and am delighted to be working with FX and Sky."

Martin will play the role of a "caring father discovering he's not quite the man he thought he was", while Daisy will play his on-screen wife.

Jon Mountague, Sky's head of comedy, has also teased the new series, which is being written by Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison.

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Jon said: "Imagine a parent gazing lovingly into the eyes of their newborn - that's how proud we at Sky are with "Breeders". Brilliant scripts which see parenting through such an authentic and hilarious lens.

"Martin, Chris and Simon are an unstoppable comic force, but I can't vouch for them as parents. Together they're bringing the kind of premium quality comedy our customers have come to expect. We can't wait to show the world our new baby."

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Meanwhile, Simon - who is currently writing "Back" on Channel 4 - has admitted he can barely contain his excitement.

He shared: "I am very excited about making "Breeders", to the point of being told to go to bed and stop showing off."

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