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Breeders, a dark comedy TV series created for Hulu by Martin Freeman, Chris Addison, and Simon Blackwell, aired for the first time March 2, 2020. Not long after the first season aired, it renewed for a second season. The second season aired March 22, 2021. Not long after the second season aired, it renewed for a third season. The third season aired May 9, 2022. It announced in July of 2022 that there’s a fourth season coming.

Breeders follow the lives of parents and their desires. It explores the paradox that all parents have experienced in their lifetime. Which is the balance between them being 100% willing to die for their child because they love them so much. While also sometimes having a near-constant desire to take their life as well. This series follows Paul and Ally. Paul is a father and is discovering that he doesn’t know himself as well as the thought he did. Ally is the owner of a recording studio and runs it daily. She is a great mother and could parent in her sleep. While sometimes struggling with the everyday troubles of parenting their two kids Luke and Ava, they are also struggling with bills, their parent’s old age, and of course the struggles that come along with relationships.

In Breeders, Ally’s father randomly shows up at her doorstep unannounced, essentially making them take on another child most of the time. Though this child is full grown and comes with sass and their own opinion of how things are done. Paul’s parents however, are there to help out as much as they can, though the generational differences sometimes get in the way.

Since Breeders has aired, it has received manly positive reviews. Critics state that it is a fantastic mix of funny as well as sad moments. and the actors executed it in a great way.

  • Season One

    S1 E10 · No Cure, Part 2
    S1 E9 · No Cure, Part 1
    S1 E8 · No Honeymoon
    S1 E7 · No Exit
    S1 E6 · No Talking
    S1 E5 · No Dad
    S1 E4 · No Lies
    S1 E3 · No Accident
    S1 E2 · No Places
    S1 E1 · No Sleep
  • Season Two

    S2 E10 · No Power, Part 2
    S2 E9 · No Power, Part 1
    S2 E8 · No Friends
    S2 E7 · No Excuses
    S2 E6 · No Choice
    S2 E5 · No Baby
    S2 E4 · No Faith
    S2 E3 · No Connection
    S2 E2 · No Fear
    S2 E1 · No Surrender
  • Season Three

    S3 E10 · No More, Part 2
    S3 E9 · No More, Part 1
    S3 E8 · No Way Back
    S3 E7 · No Failure
    S3 E6 · No Show
    S3 E5 · No Can Do
    S3 E4 · No Body
    S3 E3 · No Comfort
    S3 E2 · No Worries
    S3 E1 · No Direction Home

On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds an 83% approval rating with an average rating of 6.8/10, based on 35 reviews. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the first season a score of 65 out of 100 based on 13 critics.


Martin Freeman as Paul Worsley

Daisy Haggard as Ally Grant


Michael McKean as Michael

Stella Gonet as Leah

Joanna Bacon as Jackie

Alun Armstrong as Jim

Patrick Baladi as Darren

Tim Steed as Carl

George Wakeman (season 1) and Alex Eastwood (season 2) as Luke

Jayda Eyles (season 1) and Eve Prenelle (season 2) as Ava

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