Amy Huberman’s hit RTÉ show Striking Out has been recommissioned by the national broadcaster for a second series.
The first four-part season of the legal drama went down a hit with viewers, which made RTÉ’s decision to recommission the show a “no-brainer”.
According to the Herald, pre-production has already started on series two, and RTÉ hope to air it towards the end of the year – with a potential six episodes.
In even better news, all the show’s main characters, including Amy (Tara Rafferty), Rory Keenan (Tara’s cheating former fiancé Eric) and her new love interest Brahm Gallagher (Pete the Barista).
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Although most character favourites are set to return, there will be significant changes made to the show’s production team for series two – due to some problems with the script in series one.
“Bringing it back was a no-brainer as it did so well for RTE, ratings-wise. Work has already started on the show and they are hoping to start filming in the summer,” a source said.
“It’s not a cheap series to make. It is an expensive production, so the decision to bring it back wasn’t taken lightly. But there’s definitely an appetite out there for another season.
“People want to see what happens with Tara and Pete and whether Eric will worm his way back into her affections, so maybe we’ll see a love triangle unfolding in season two,” they added.
A spokesperson said RTÉ was “happy with the reaction to the series”, but remained tight-lipped about details of a second series.