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If you, like the rest of the nation, were hooked on the first season of Striking Out, you’ll be pleased to know that production for the second season has well and truly kicked off.

The popular drama series starring Amy Huberman sees her character Tara face new challenges which will undoubtedly test the Dublin-based solicitor.

The show, which averaged half a million viewers, first aired in January to rave reviews, and fans of the show are only dying to see what happens to Tara, Ray and Meg in the latest instalment.

Shooting for the second series, which will be directed by Lisa James Larsson and Simon Massey, is set to run for 12 weeks, with six episodes set to air in total.

In March of this year, Amy took to Twitter to excitedly announced that the series had been picked up by US station Acorn TV.

This is one series which seems to be going from strength to strength.



It's great news for Amy Huberman this weekend as her show has been picked up by a US TV station.

Striking Out first debuted in Ireland at the beginning of this year, and picked up great momentum throughout the country.

Well, Amy has excitedly announced that the series has been picked up by US station Acorn TV.

The mum-of-two revealed the news on Twitter last night. She wrote, "Yay! There's #StrikingOut starting on March 17th on @AcornTV in US/Canada."

We're delighted for Amy and can't wait to see season two of Striking Out.


*WARNING: This piece contains plot spoilers*

The four-episode long debut of Striking Out concluded last night – and viewers are already crying out for a renewal of the hit series.

After a tumultuous few weeks, fans were left on a bit of a cliff hanger, with everything left very much hanging in the middle of things.

Amused viewers took to Twitter after noticing some rather interesting plot detail: Like who just has a random spare apartment lying empty? 

With four episodes was there really any time for even a quick suit change?

Finishing with a bang instead of everything getting all wrapped up, we couldn't agree with this expectant fan more:

So then, will we get a second series? Fans will just have to wait and see. 

Feature image Cast of 'Striking Out', Credit: RTE


Amy Huberman’s new TV drama Striking Out kicked off last night at 9.30pm on RTÉ.

Huberman plays a successful Dublin-based Solicitor Tara Rafferty, engaged to colleague Eric Dunbar.

When Tara discovers her fiancé has been cheating on her with a co-worker, she ends the relationship and walks away from her job.

She soon realises she is more than competent in making it on her own.

Amy told RTÉ, "Her world is upside down and she has to find her feet… personally and professionally. She leaves this firm that she's worked with and her personal life is in tatters."

This is her first starring role on Irish TV since The Clinic finished. The actress played a supporting role in Irish comedy Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope which follows the “unravelling” of a friendship.

The show is also available on the RTÉ player for anyone who was too hung-over to tune in last night.



We're so used to Amy Huberman and her witty ways, that when you watch the trailer for her new RTÉ series, it becomes striking at how heavy it's going to be.

Striking Out centres around Amy's character, Tara Rafferty, and her raucous life.

Tara is a Dublin based solicitor who discovers, on her hen night, that her fiancé is cheating on her.

She breaks up with him, quits her job and sets her sight on a new life, but looking at this trailer, it's not going to be easy.

Even though the series isn't out until next year, it's become one of the most highly anticipated shows for RTÉ.

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