RTÉ are pleased to announce that the second series of Striking Out swings into production today, Monday July 17. The popular drama series stars Amy Huberman in her IFTA award winning role as Dublin-based solicitor, Tara Rafferty, Rory Keenan as her former fiancé Eric Dunbar and Neil Morrissey as Tara’s mentor and friend Senior Counsel Vincent Pike. Also returning are Tara’s street smart and opinionated client-turned-assistant Ray Lamont (Emmet Byrne) and tech guru and private detective Meg Riley (Fiona O’Shaughnessy).
In the new second series Tara strikes back. Confidently now her own boss, morally challenging scenarios will test Tara and her team in their personal and professional lives.
New actors joining the cast this series include Moe Dunford (Vikings), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Redwater), Charlotte Bradley (Veronica Guerin), Owen McDonnell (My Mother and Other Strangers), Adam Fergus (Clean Break) and Jane Brennan (Paula). The cast also includes returning characters Ingrid Craigie (When Harvey Met Bob), Nick Dunning (Quirke), Paul Antony-Barber (V for Vendetta), Kate Gilmore (Lucy), Lorraine Pilkington (Outnumbered) and Ciara O’Callaghan (Fair City).
The first series aired on RTÉ One in January 2017 and had a consolidated average of 576,100 viewers.
The second series will be six episodes in duration and the shoot will run for twelve weeks.
Striking Out is produced for RTÉ by Yvonne Donohoe of Blinder Films with international co-financing from DCD Rights and Acorn Media Enterprises and funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).
Created by James Phelan the second series is written by Rob Heyland, Anna McPartlin and Mick Collins. The second series will be directed by Lisa James Larsson and Simon Massey.