10-Episode Final Season Delivers the Dramatic Conclusion to the Worsley Family Story
Starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard

Created by Academy Award®-Nominee and Double Emmy® Award-Winner Simon Blackwell, Double Emmy Award and Directors Guild of America Award-Winner Chris Addison and Emmy and BAFTA®-Winner Martin Freeman

“9.5 on the buzz meter”
Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter

“The Poster Child For Pandemic Comedy Television”
Peter White, Deadline

“This dark comedy series about the challenges of child rearing couldn’t have come at a better time.”
Peter Libbey, The New York Times

“riotously funny”
Kelly Lawler, USA Today 

Top 5 Shows To Watch in Quarantine
Los Angeles Times 

 LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2023 – FX’s Breeders, the unflinching comedy about parenthood starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard, will premiere its fourth and final season on Monday, July 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX and stream the following day on Hulu. The premiere will include the first two episodes, with new episodes available each subsequent week. All episodes will be available to stream next day on Hulu.

It’s five years since we last saw the Worsley family, caught up in the dramatic events at the end of season three — “Paul” (Martin Freeman) and “Ally” (Daisy Haggard) on the verge of splitting up, “Jim” (Alun Armstrong) and “Jackie” (Joanna Bacon) in turmoil, “Luke” finding a new relationship and “Ava” mending an old one. Season four of Breeders brings the biggest parenting challenge that Paul and Ally have ever faced, as 18-year-old Luke (Oscar Kennedy) drops a bombshell at Christmas dinner that will change everyone’s lives forever. No longer in Luke’s shadow, 16-year-old Ava (Zoë Athena) experiences her own bombshell moment as she meets and immediately falls for the charismatic “Holly” (Jessie Williams). Paul and Ally continue to try, fail and try again as they face these latest parenting challenges, while also having to support the increasingly troubled Jim and Jackie.

The 10-episode fourth season is produced by Avalon and FX Productions for FX and Sky. Academy Award®-nominee and double Emmy® Award-winner Simon Blackwell is showrunner. Breeders is created by Blackwell, double Emmy Award and Directors Guild of America Award-winner Chris Addison and Emmy and BAFTA®-winner Martin Freeman, who also stars alongside BAFTA-nominee Daisy Haggard. Executive producers are Blackwell, Addison, Freeman, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, David Martin, Toby Welch and Michael Wiggs. Addison is director of episodes 1-5 and Ollie Parsons (Man Like Mobeen, Avenue 5) is director of episodes 6-10. Kenny Tanner is producer.

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Other Things The Press Has Said About Breeders In The USA

“Ally, Paul et al. handle everything with the sharp-edged humour, pathos and empathy that’s become the show’s calling card”
Michael Starr, New York Post

“remarkably resonant… Over two seasons, FX’s dark comedy Breeders has excelled at portraying the tough realities of parenthood. Its third, thankfully, is no different… feels even more incisive and well-rounded upon its return…Haggard delivers a striking maneuver: She keeps her character on the verge of a breakdown without losing any gravitas and still packs a real punch with her comic timing… remains one of the most grounded family comedies on air right now.”
Saloni Gajjar, The A.V. Club

“Expect clutter, vomit, exasperation, and cutting one-liners”
Keith Phipps, Rolling Stone

“It’s so funny and it’s so real, I feel parents everywhere will relate…we love the show and guys, you will love it too”
Lara Spencer, Good Morning America


“unique and raw comedy… extremely relevant and truthful… What is so brilliant about Breeders is that it delves into the edgier, more unknown side of parenthood… brought a sense of belonging and connectivity to the audience”
Sophie Collins, MovieWeb


“terrific comedy-drama”
Louisa Mellor, Den of Geek

“Martin Freeman shines”
Jon Hein, Primetimer


“Ally’s funny one-liners and the chemistry between her and Paul that creates a dynamic worth watching… tender moments… witty script”
Alexandra Whittington, Collider

“the real-life approach in the plots is what sets this show apart from familial sitcoms full of precocious children and clueless parents…mines the complexities of parenting with deft pivots that veer between relatable drama and pointed humour”
Dave Gil de Rubio, Long Island Weekly

“Us Musts: a show about loving your kids but also wanting to murder them? How pandemicky!”
Us Weekly

“While “Breeders” was dreamed up as a darkly honest, unfiltered comedy for the best of times, a person can only imagine how relatable it must be in a time when schools and day cares are closed and parents – the lucky ones, I should say – are stuck working at home with children who have no concept of the pressures bearing down on adults.”
Melanie Mcfarland, Salon.com

“Brilliant show…I think the show is great, I loved the first season and I’m really excited to devour the second season and all of its honesty”
James Corden, The Late Late Show


“critically-beloved… should be your next binge-watch…feels like a spiritual successor to FX’s You’re The Worst…as someone who has zero intent on having kids (don’t tell my own parents), I can say that the show definitely works for me.”
Henry T. Casey, Tom’s Guide

“Breeders is everything I love in a show in that it makes me both laugh and cry, and often simultaneously. The performances from Daisy Haggard and Martin Freeman were exceptional in Season 2, and that’s perhaps even more true in tonight’s season finale on FX… Few shows are able to truly capture the balance between the horrors and highlights when it comes to parenthood, marriage, and simply getting by, but Breeders has certainly found the sweet spot in the heart and humor of this show.”
Lea Palmieri, Decider

“FX’s Breeders goes where most comedies wouldn’t in its sad but honest season 2 finale… That all of this emotional truth can play out alongside a running stream of great one-liners is testament to the strength of the writing and of the cast, led by Freeman and Haggard, who are totally bilingual when it comes to comedy and drama. It’s a painful finale that leaves a season of comedy on bravely uncomfortable ground.”
Louisa Mellor, Den of Geek

“Cheers to Breeders for producing a couple we’ve grown to adore. As a flawed and frantic London couple struggling to raise two kids and retain their sanity, Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard feel even more riotously relatable in the FX dramedy’s consistently addicting second season”
Damian Holbrook, TV Guide

“When a TV show pops a plot twist that makes you suspect its creators hid a GoPro somewhere on your body, it can make for must-see TV. “Breeders,” a set-in-London parental comedy now in its second season, is one of those shows….it will be fascinating to see where Season 2 is headed”
Scott L. Powers, Chicago Tribune

Entertainment Tonight

“Each episode feels like a slice of life, complete with laughs, tears, sarcasm….In the hands of [Martin] Freeman, [Daisy] Haggard, [Simon] Blackwell and [Chris] Addison, it makes for wry, amusing and relatable television…..Rating: ★★★★ Very good”
Diane Gordon, Collider

“FX’s Breeders smartly upends its status quo in season 2 finale…This introspective twist is a smart game-changer for Breeders. As dryly comical as the show has been with its sitcom humor, deadpan delivery of one-liners by the two leads, and a spectacular supporting cast—Joanna Bacon and Allun Armstrong as Paul’s parents Jackie and Jim are extraordinarily funny—the subject matter has always been quite poignant…The finale successfully revamps Breeders’ original comedic scope by tightening its more weightier themes.” Grade: A-
Saloni Gajjar, The A.V. Club

“Hilarious….Buckle up, parents, because we’re all about to take a ride on the parenting train into Relatable Town thanks to FX’s newest comedy, Breeders”
Alessia Santoro, PopSugar

“One of my absolute favourite shows on TV”
Jess Cagle, The Jess Cagle Show SiriusXM

“We feel ourselves truly seen and what can we say misery loves company, they show you the good the bad and the ugly of parenting”
Dalton Ross, EW Live SiriusXM

“Breeders is hilarious, it is refreshing to see a show that is not a typical idea of what childhood looks like, the glossy perfect version”
Keshia Chante, ET Canada

“features some hilarious performances from a talented ensemble of cast members… hilarious yet honest narrative”
Naman Shrestha, TheCinemaholic

“a refreshingly unflinching look at the good, bad, and ugly realities of parenthood”
Benjamin Lindsay, Rotten Tomatoes

“known for its sharp humour and refreshingly honest look at the good, the bad and the ugly details of parenthood”
Gina Levine, Screen Rant

“continues to be one of the best and most underrated shows on television….as funny as it is honest, sad and terrifying….‘Paul’ [is] one of the most well-observed and blisteringly truthful comedy characters in recent memory….hysterical” ★★★★
Jonathon Wilson, Ready Steady Cut


“The show offers some incredibly intense moments but lots of levity by finding the hope and love within it all. It sheds some light on the complexity of ones own trauma and how that effects parents and their kids ultimately.”
Reilly Wills, Collider

“This new comedy starring Martin Freeman follows a couple enduring some hilarious struggles while trying to raise their two children”
Jessica Toomer, UPROXX

“Breeders finds catharsis amid the agony of parenthood….The lighting-strike chemistry of the show’s central couple fuels its exploration of parenthood’s highs and lows”
Niv M. Sultan, Slant

“Paul and Ally face a lot of specific, fun situations and hardships, but the series always finds a way to make them resonate…Breeders humanizes and lends empathy toward parental figures….Despite touching on serious issues, Breeders doesn’t lose sight of its humor, interweaving it throughout the episodes via matter-of-fact, deadpan delivery of one-liners and absurd scenarios”
Saloni Gajjar, The A.V. Club

“Breeders is made by parents for parents, and everyone who seeks to understand family life…that rare show that’s actually funnier in its second season”
Sandy Kenyon, ABC7

“Television’s Most Relatable Portrayal of Modern Parenting. Daisy Haggard and Martin Freeman are superb at conveying genuine affection and sheer exasperation. An underrated gem”
Jon O’Brien, Decider

“‘Breeders’ is a hilarious comedy series that details the struggle parents have to go through when raising a child. Through rib-tickling instances and brilliant performances, the series introduces the viewer to the many problems surrounding parenthood and how it can drive one to the end of their wits… The second season of the series brings with it plenty of laughs and rip-roaring fun peppered by the occasional heart-touching moments.”
Shraman Mitra, The Cinemaholic

“the first two episodes made us laugh so much….it pulled no punches when it comes to the difficulties of being parents in this day and age…. Breeders’ stark reality of what it’s like to parent young kids these days hits us right in our exhausted funny bones”
Joel Keller, Decider

“Breeders” has a lot going for it, especially in the choices of Freeman and Haggard as its leads… Thanks to its creative team and solid performers, “Breeders” is a reliable comedy”
Caroline Framke, Variety

About FX

FX, a division of Disney Entertainment, is a global multiplatform brand that develops, produces, commissions and markets original programming for Hulu and the FX and FXX linear channels in the U.S., and Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other international territories. The FX brand mark appears above the title across its entire slate of originals. Over the past two decades, FX has been responsible for some the most-critically acclaimed and award-winning shows on television. Some of the brand’s current and legacy titles include the dramas American Horror Story, American Crime Story, The Americans, Damages, Fargo, Justified, Nip/Tuck, The Old Man, The Patient, Pose, Rescue Me, The Shield and Sons of Anarchy; the comedies Archer, Atlanta, The Bear, Better Things, DAVE, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Reservation Dogs and What We Do in the Shadows; and a growing slate of docuseries and documentary films.

 About Avalon

Avalon is a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in London, Los Angeles and New York.

Avalon, Artist Rights Group (ARG) and The Agency represent a prolific roster of artists including comedians, actors, presenters, writers and directors. Avalon’s numerous ground-breaking returning television shows currently in production include: Not Going Out (BBC), the UK’s longest running sitcom on air; Taskmaster (Channel 4), the BAFTA-winning hit entertainment format showing in 150 countries; multi Emmy-winning, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO); The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), one of the network’s most successful entertainment show launches since 2010; Starstruck (HBO Max/BBC), a sitcom from Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo; Buffering (ITV), a sitcom co-created by and starring BAFTA-winning comedian and voice of Love Island, Iain Stirling.  Breeders, the comedy series starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard (FX/Sky); the immediately recommissioned, The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show (BBC); a brand-new series of the iconic comedy football show blending football fanaticism with celebrity chat, Fantasy Football League (Sky); and multiple comedy specials for Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max and Netflix.

Other landmark Avalon shows include BAFTA winning and multi Emmy-nominated Catastrophe (Amazon Prime Video/Channel 4), multi BAFTA-winning TV Burp (ITV), and Workaholics (Comedy Central USA). Avalon also distributes its catalogue of programmes to over 150 countries worldwide. Avalon has produced many globally successful podcasts and is regularly at the top of the UK iTunes chart with the multi-award-winning Shagged. Married. Annoyed by Chris and Rosie Ramsey.

As a leading promoter of live comedy, Avalon produced Newman and Baddiel: Live at Wembley, the UK’s first arena comedy show; Jerry Springer: The Opera, the first West End show to win all four UK ‘Best New Musical’ awards; and has continued to produce and promote live shows globally, as well as promoting more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award than any other company.

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