Shane Murphy, RTÉ Group Head of Drama and Comedy said: “We’re thrilled to be going into production again with Amy and Treasure. Investing in homegrown comedy and drama that showcase the best of Irish creative talent is a key priority for us here in RTÉ. It’s another cracking set of scripts and with John Butler and Cathal Watters involved as well, we know we’re in safe hands.”
Producer Rebecca O’Flanagan said: ‘We are thrilled to be shooting series 2 of this great comedy. Series 1 was a great professional experience: Amy is a joy to work with and our partners at Acorn and RTÉ have been thoroughly supportive throughout. And we believe this second series will be even better – and will reach an even wider audience.”
Finding Joy, Series 2 will make its World Premiere as an Acorn TV Original on Acorn TV, North America’s largest streaming service for television from Britain and beyond, in Summer 2020 followed by its Irish premiere on RTÉ. Acorn Media Enterprises has secured all rights in North America, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom and secondary rights in Ireland. Acorn Media International will distribute the series in the English-speaking territories.
Amy Huberman is one of Ireland’s most popular actresses. She has been nominated for eight Irish Film & TV Awards, including wins for Best Actress for her role as Tara Rafferty in Striking Out in 2017 and as Karen in the thriller Rewind in 2011. Additional credits include The Clinic (also on Acorn TV), Cold Feet, Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, Moone Boy, and Threesome.
Finding Joy, Series 2 comes on the heels of recent RTÉ and Acorn TV co-commission announcements for Dead Still and The South Westerlies as well as past co-productions, Striking Out and Acceptable Risk. Additionally, Acorn TV with Acorn Media Enterprises has commissioned Agatha Raisin, Series 2 and Series 3 starring Ashley Jensen; the straight-to-series order of British drama London Kills; fun British mystery Queens of Mystery; and New Zealand thriller The Sounds.