About the Show

Time has moved on in Season 2 of Breeders, the comedy series starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard that explores the parental paradox that you’d happily die for your children, but quite often also want to kill them.

“Luke” (Alex Eastwood) is now 13 years old and “Ava” (Eve Prenelle) is 10, serving up brand new parenting challenges for “Paul” (Martin Freeman) and “Ally” (Daisy Haggard). 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.

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 have to parent the generation above them as well as the generation below.

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

The 10-episode season is produced by FX Productions, Avalon Television and Sky Original Productions. Academy Award®-nominee and double Emmy® Award-winner Simon Blackwell (Veep, Peep Show, The Personal History of David Copperfield, Back) is showrunner. Breeders is created by Blackwell, double Emmy Award and Directors Guild of America Award winner Chris Addison (Veep, The Thick of It, The Hustle) and Emmy and BAFTA®-winning Martin Freeman (Fargo, Sherlock, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, The Hobbit), who also stars alongside Daisy Haggard (Back to Life, Episodes, Black Mirror). Executive producers are Blackwell, Addison, Freeman, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, David Martin, Jon Thoday, Toby Welch (Catastrophe, The Tunnel, Skins) and Michael Wiggs. Ben Palmer (Man Up, The Inbetweeners Movie, Back) is co-executive producer and Dan Kay (The New Pope, The Salisbury Poisonings, Uncle) produces.

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Season 2
Season 2

Sn.2 Ep.10

"No Power Part II"

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No Power Part II

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On the day of Leah and Alex’s wedding, Paul and Ally find they have only a few hours to deal with a seemingly insoluble family crisis, leading Paul to make the hardest decision of his life.

24 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 05/17

Sn.2 Ep.9

"No Power Part I"

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No Power Part I

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As Jim and Jackie's golden wedding anniversary party is plunged into darkness by a power outage, the growing tensions between Paul and Luke reach an explosive and terrifying climax.

23 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 05/10

Sn.2 Ep.8

"No Friends"

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No Friends

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As he and Ally continue to feel distant, Paul rekindles an old friendship, but at a cost to Ava. Luke surprises everyone by getting a best friend. Jim and Jackie are forced to move.

27 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 05/03

Sn.2 Ep.7

"No Excuses"

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No Excuses

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Ally and Paul’s marriage is in crisis. Paul’s obsessed by what happened but won’t discuss it. An increasingly troubled Luke refuses to go to school and Leah and Alex make an announcement.

23 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/26

Sn.2 Ep.6

"No Choice"

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No Choice

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Ally is under huge pressure, but no-one seems to want to listen to her. Jim and Jackie are excited about a possible move to the coast and, much to Paul’s surprise, so is he.

24 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/19

Sn.2 Ep.5

"No Baby"

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No Baby

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As Ally contemplates her pregnancy, a new piece of information blows her world apart. A worried Ava tries to help her mom while Luke regrets lying about his anxiety.

21 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/12

Sn.2 Ep.4

"No Faith"

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No Faith

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As a sudden death impacts the older generation of the Worsley family, Ava struggles to keep a profound secret from Paul, and Ally finds it equally difficult to hide her true feelings from Luke.

23 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/05

Sn.2 Ep.3

"No Connection"

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No Connection

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Paul fears his culturally fragmented family have lost a vital connection. Gentrification impacts Jim and Jackie as the last of their old neighbours move out and more young professionals move in.

23 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/29

Sn.2 Ep.1

"No Surrender"

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No Surrender

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The kids are growing up fast – Ava is now 10 and Luke is about to turn 13. With their burgeoning independence comes the question of whether Paul and Ally’s parenting style still works. Clue: no.

25 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/22

Sn.2 Ep.2

"No Fear"

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No Fear

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Luke’s anxiety is becoming a problem at home and school. Would a medical diagnosis make his life easier or harder? Ally faces further tension after her mother Leah is robbed.

22 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/22

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