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Sky renews Breeders for fourth series with Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard

The third series is currently underway and winning plaudits, starring Daisy Haggard and Martin Freeman as the titular breeders: a modern day mother and father at their wits’ end.

The story is set just days after series two ended, as the Worsley family reels from troubled teen Luke (Alex Eastwood) hitting his dad, Paul (Freeman).

Paul has moved out to go and stay at his mother-in-law Leah’s (Stella Gonet) house, and although his life should be lonely, the peace and quiet does have its appeal. Sooner or later, however, he must make peace with Luke.

Lily Allen and Freema Agyeman to star in new Sky Original comedy Dreamland

Freema Agyeman and Lily Allen in Dreamland (credit: Sky)

Based on a short of the same name written by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) and produced by Merman, Dreamland follows the secrets, lies, loves and aspirations of a family of four sisters.

Set in the sun-drenched British seaside town of Margate, the comedy-drama is a darkly funny exploration of multi-generational female relationships and their somewhat dysfunctional family dynamics.

The Baby's unique perspective on contemporary motherhood

The horror in Sky’s new series The Baby comes even before we properly meet the demonic cutie himself. It is in the opening scene, when a poker night hosted by fun-loving thirtysomething Natasha (played by Michelle de Swarte) goes terribly wrong. First, her friend’s new baby ruins the vibe, then she finds out that another pal (Isy Suttie) is pregnant. A nightmare situation for Natasha, indeed.

Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard return for a third series of comedy Breeders

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Once again exploring the challenges of modern parenting, the third series of Breeders picks up days after season two ended, with the Worsley family reeling from teenager Luke (Alex Eastwood) punching his dad, Paul (Freeman).

Paul has moved out to his mother-in-law Leah’s (Stella Gonet) house, and while he should be feeling put out by the loneliness, the simpler life is proving to be more appealing. Eventually, though, the father and son must make amends.

Sex and the City spin-off And Just Like That heading to Sky Comedy in December

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With the ground-breaking original series following four female friends in their thirties in New York, And Just Like That will re-join Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the complicated reality of life and friendship in their fifties.

Sky releases trailer for Code 404 series two

Having cracked The Juggler case, Major firmly established himself as the top cop in the Special Investigation Unit, but upon his return he realised that his wife Kelly (Anna Maxwell Martin) had been cheating on him with Carver.

In the upcoming series, however, the reopening of a 20-year-old investigation forces the pair to reunite.

Between the case, his divorce and the reappearance of his long-absent father, Major has a lot on his plate and soon starts glitching. But this time a standard reboot might not be enough to save him.

First Look trailer released for new Sky original comedy Code 404

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Code 404 follows two top crime-fighting detectives, DI John Major (Mays) and DI Roy Carver (Graham).

An undercover sting goes horribly wrong when John is shot and killed, so Roy, plagued with guilt and regret towards his colleague’s death, seeks solace from the only person who understands him. This person just happens to be John’s recently widowed wife Kelly, played by Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland).

New comedy series Run heads to Sky Comedy this spring

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Written and produced by Vicky Jones (Fleabag), Run follows Merritt Wever (Unbelievable) as Ruby Richardson, a woman living a mundane life in the suburbs who drops everything upon receiving a text to fulfil a pact made with her ex-boyfriend seventeen years earlier.

Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina) plays Billy Johnson, Ruby’s college boyfriend with whom she made the pact that if he texts her the word “run” and she replies with the same, the pair will leave their old lives behind and meet in Grand Central Station to travel across America together.

Sky releases first look image of comedy starring Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc (Credit:Sky)

The six-part series, written and created by Joe Parkham and Joe Markham, follows two best friends, Fran (Perkins) and Jamie (Giedroyc), who only have each other to rely on as they try to move forward in the world.

The only thing is, they kill people for a living which adds a certain element of complication to their lives.

Joe Parkham and Joe Markham commented: “We can’t believe that something which has been knocking around inside our heads for so long has been brought to life by two of the funniest people in the country, along with a load of our other comedy heroes.”