STRIKING OUT ***NEW SERIES***

Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Rory Keenan as Eric (so2_eric_0132) Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Rory Keenan as Eric (so2_eric_0129) Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Rory Keenan as Eric so2_eric_0126 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Emmet Byrne as Ray so2_ray_0065 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Emmet Byrne as Ray so2_ray_0039 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Emmet Byrne as Ray so2_ray_0021 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Neil Morrissey as Vincent so2_vincent_0055 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Neil Morrissey as Vincent so2_vincent_0046 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Neil Morrissey as Vincent so2_vincent_0035 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Neil Morrissey as Vincent so2_vincent_0017 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Neil Morrissey as Vincent so2_vincent_0004 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Neil Morrissey as Vincent so2_vincent_0003 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Image Name: Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Fiona O'Shaughnessy as Meg so2_meg_0044 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Fiona O'Shaughnessy as Meg so2_meg_0030 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Fiona O'Shaughnessy as Meg so2_meg_0016 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Maria Doyle Kennedy as George so2_george_0040 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Maria Doyle Kennedy as George so2_george_0034 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Maria Doyle Kennedy as George so2_george_0032 Copyright: RTÉ. Photography Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Fiona O'Shaughnessy as Meg, Rory Keenan as Eric, Neil Morrissey as Vincent, Amy Huberman as Tara, Moe Dunford as Sam, Maria Doyle Kennedy as George and Emmet Byrne as Ray Copyright: RTÉ 2017. Photgraphy Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Amy Huberman as Tara so2_tara_0056 Copyright: RTÉ 2017. Photgraphy Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Amy Huberman as Tara so2_tara_0055 Copyright: RTÉ 2017. Photgraphy Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Amy Huberman as Tara so2_tara_0031 Copyright: RTÉ 2017. Photgraphy Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Amy Huberman as Tara so2_tara_0025 Copyright: RTÉ 2017. Photgraphy Credit: Bernard Walsh
Striking Out Image Name: Striking Out Description: Striking Out Series 2 Starts Sunday January 7th 2018 RTÉ One Amy Huberman as Tara so2_tara_0017 Copyright: RTÉ 2017. Photgraphy Credit: Bernard Walsh

 

SERIES OVERVIEW

In STRIKING OUT, Series 2 Tara strikes back. Confidently now her own boss, morally challenging scenarios will push Tara and her team in their personal and professional lives. Tara and Eric’s complex relationship remains centre stage, and the arrival of Eric’s brother Sam brings added tension and intrigue. Eric will face tough personal and professional choices in this series as he investigates the increasingly dubious actions of his father, Richard Dunbar. Tara finds herself sharing an office space with the formidable George Cusack, a criminal solicitor with a sharp mind and even sharper tongue. Her parents’ marriage faces new challenges as her mother Irene comes into her own and her father, Conrad, emerges as a complex and powerful figure. Ray seizes new opportunities by starting legal studies, but faces personal challenges as he struggles to find a balance between his old life and the new path he’s trying to forge for himself. Meg’s betrayal at the end of series one leaves her in a game of cat and mouse with Tara and facing a moral dilemma as she’s stuck in the middle of two opposing worlds. Vincent wrestles with personal and private demons while heading a public inquiry that threatens to implicate the upper echelons of the Irish political and social elite – the repercussions of which will collide Tara’s personal and professional lives even further.

 

 

Series 2 – Episode 1

Tara is reeling: a shed containing evidence in Vincent’s inquiry has gone up in flames, she’s been evicted from her office, Ray has been arrested on trumped up charges, and it’s clear that Meg has betrayed her trust. Tara enlists Eric’s help to find out who is behind it all, but she has to play her cards close to her chest while she figures out who is friend and who is foe. 

Tara’s legal case of the week sees her fight for a young woman, Promise Obode, who has been denied refugee status and is in love with an Irish man who wants to marry her. This episode also sees the introduction of George Cusack (played by Maria Doyle Kennedy), a criminal solicitor who represents Ray and whom Tara ends up sharing an office space with. 

CAST

Tara – Amy Huberman

Vincent – Neil Morrissey

Eric – Rory Keenan

Meg – Fiona O’Shaughnessy

Ray – Emmet Byrne

George – Maria Doyle Kennedy

Sam – Moe Dunford

Richard – Paul Anthony-Barber

Irene – Ingrid Craigie

Conrad – Nick Dunning

Lucy – Kate Gilmore

Steve – Conall Keating

Promise – Stephanie Levi-John