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Striking Out: Season 2 Picked Up by SundanceTV Global
20 Sep 2017 : Nathan Griffin
DCD Right’s have confirmed that SunDance TV Global have acquired multiple territories for the second season of Irish legal drama ‘Striking Out.’

DCD have pre-sold the series prior to MIPCOM with Finnish broadcaster YLE also purchasing rights to the Bl!nder Films Production.

DCD Right’s have added ‘Striking Out’ to their scripted slate in the run-up to MIPCOM

International rights to Season 1 of the four-part legal drama from Blinder Films were acquired by the distributor last year.

IFTA award winning Actress Amy Huberman stars as Dublin-based solicitor, Tara Rafferty, Rory Keenan (Peaky Blinders, War & Peace) as her former fiancé Eric and Neil Morrissey (The Night Manager, Line of Duty, Grantchester) 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 DoyleKennedy (Redwater), Charlotte Bradley (Veronica Guerin), Owen McDonnell(Dominion Creek, My Mother and Other Strangers), Adam Fergus (Clean Break) andJane Brennan (Paula). The cast also includes returning characters Ingrid Craigie(When Harvey Met Bob), Nick Dunning (Quirke), Paul Antony-Barber (V for Vendetta), 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.  

In North America, the four-part Series 1 premiered as an Acorn TV Original Series on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2017, on streaming service Acorn TV and quickly became one of its most popular series of 2017. The Hollywood Reporter said, “Huberman is excellent… both magnetic and relatable,” while TV Guide said, “Terrifically appealing heroine...a real charmer…a legal Grey's Anatomy…Irish delight.

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 funding from the BAI Sound and Vision and international co-financing from DCD Rights and Acorn Media EnterprisesCreated 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. 

The Striking Out crew also includes:

Producer: Yvonne Donohoe
Executive Producer: Katie Holly
Series Creator: James Phelan
Writers: Rob Heyland, Anna McPartlin and Mick Collins
Directors: Lisa James Larsson and Simon Massey
Director of Photography: Frida Wendel
Costume Designer: Kathy Strachan
Casting Director: Maureen Hughes
Hair Designer: Martina McCarthy 
Make Up Designer: Denise Watson





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