Striking Out is a four-part, character driven returnable drama series centers on the tumultuous professional and personal life of Dublin-based solicitor Tara, and her fledgling law firm. Filled with charm, humor, humanity and emotional complexity, Striking Out will offer an addictively engaging snapshot of contemporary life in Ireland's capital. In a deal brokered by Katie Holly for Blinder and Shane Murphy for Acorn Media Enterprises, AME will be the co-producing partner for North America, as well as acquiring rights in the UK, Eire, Australia and New Zealand.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Striking Out is an Irish television legal drama series, broadcast on RTÉ, that first aired on 1 January 2017. Produced by Bl!nder F!lms for RTÉ Television, Striking Out stars Amy Huberman as Dublin-based solicitor Tara Rafferty, who is currently working for a fledgling legal firm. Filmed in Dublin and Wicklow, the first series, comprising four episodes, was broadcast during January 2017, to critical acclaim. Subsequently, the series has been sold to the United States, where it made its North American debut on Acorn TV on 17 March 2017. Internationally, the series has been distributed by DCD Rights and Acorn Media Enterprises. The series drew the highest Sunday night ratings for RTÉ in over a year. Prior to the broadcast of the first episode, RTÉ’s Head of Drama Jane Gogan confirmed to the Irish Examiner that a second series was already in development. Subsequently, a second series was officially confirmed by RTÉ, with filming taking place throughout the summer of 2017. The second series, extended to six episodes, has commenced broadcasting in 2018, with Maria Doyle Kennedy, Moe Dunford and Jane Brennan amongst the new cast members. Simon Massey will also act as director. In 2018, Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd acquired the rights to air the series in the United Kingdom, with the first series airing on the newly launched 5Select from 13 February 2018.
Striking Out - Synopsis - Netflix
Striking Out follows the suddenly tumultuous professional and personal life of Dublin-based solicitor, Tara Rafferty, and her fledgling legal firm. With the help of Ray Lamont, her street smart and opinionated client-turned-assistant, Meg Riley, a tech guru and private detective, Pete, the easy-going owner of the cafe where she makes her new office, and Senior Counsel Vincent Pike, Tara's mentor and friend, Striking Out follows Tara in her often surprising, sometimes poignant cases - their findings, fallouts, and resolutions. Spanning from grandeur of the Four Courts to the beehive of Grand Canal, Striking Out is a snapshot of contemporary life in Ireland. Over time Tara's cases pit her in direct conflict with influential families and the legal and political establishment, and also challenge her own ethics as she navigates her new life, fighting the urging of Eric and his and her family to return to the way things were. She isn't alone in the battle, though. With support from her new team, Tara finds that this unexpected road is actually more rewarding.
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