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We all know and love Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes’ other half, Dr. John Watson, in the modern-day retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s stories in Sherlock, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.

It’s not clear if we’ll be getting more of Sherlock, with the latest season premiering way back in 2016. If there’s more to come, that’d be wonderful, but in the meantime, Freeman has signed on for some fun new projects, like the family comedy Breeders, which airs on FX in the U.S. and Sky TV in the U.K.

The series revolves around a happily married couple (Freeman, Daisy Haggard), who are navigating parenthood. They have two small children, full-time jobs, aging parents and financial concerns.

The first season just premiered this year, and it was announced today that there will be a second, reports Deadline. 

Freeman is delighted at the news, releasing a heartfelt, but slightly blunt, statement: “So pleased we get another go at Breeders. I reckon the next one will be even better. It’s such a pleasure working with this team… we’ll see you all soon. Well, not soon. But at some point, honest.”

He probably started off his response and then caught himself, with “soon” being a bit of an overpromise.

Freeman doesn’t only star, but is a co-creator with Chris Addison (The Thick of It) and Simon Blackwell (Veep).

Blackwell had a just as cheeky response to the renewal news, saying, “It was a thrill to be able to make the first season of Breeders – Sky, FX, our production team, crew and amazing cast made it a fantastic creative experience. So to be able to explore even more parental struggles in series two is the icing on a cake that we’ve checked carefully for any possible trace of peanuts.”

When dealing with kids, it’s always necessary to check for peanut residue.

If Breeders is new to you, here’s a peek at the trailer for the first season (it’s a little NSFW, but FX has bleeped out the strong language):

We should point out, it’s not just a comedy, but a dark comedy, with all the shouting, cursing and empty threats.

Is Breeders something you can relate to? 

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Filed Under: Breeders, Martin Freeman
By Brigid Brown