Thursday, July 20, 2017

Striking Out: Series 2 in Production

Striking Out: I love this Irish Legal Drama, so I was thrilled to learn that it is now in Production for Series 2! Yay!!! The following is from The British TV Place. Thanks to Marie Causey for posting the news!

Series 2 of Striking Out will have six episodes, up from four in Series 1.

Striking Out stars Amy Huberman (The Clinic, Threesome) as Tara Rafferty, a successful barrister in Dublin whose life is upended when she catches her fiancĂ© in flagrante delicto with another woman. Making matters more complicated is the fact that the other woman is a colleague at the law firm where both Tara and her now-ex-fiancĂ©, Eric Dunbar (Rory Keenan, War & Peace, Peaky Blinders), work.

Huberman won the coveted Best Leading Actress in a Drama Award for her portrayal of Tara Rafferty at this year’s IFTA Awards.

And as of today, she’s on a twelve-week shoot for Series 2 with the rest of the cast, which includes Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty, Men Behaving Badly) as Tara’s mentor and friend, Senior Counsel Vincent Pike; Emmet Byrne (Red Rock, Twice Shy) as Tara’s street-smart client-turned-assistant Ray Lamont; and Fiona O’ Shaughnessy (My Mother and Other Strangers, Utopia) as tech guru and private detective Meg Riley.

Series I is available on Acorn TV.    Read more here.

Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Festival: Crime Novel of the Year

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Festival (Harrogate) announced the Novel of the Year just now. Thanks, Erin Mitchell, for providing live coverage. Such great fun. Almost--almost--like being there!

• Black Widow, by Chris Brookmyre (Little, Brown)

In addition at tonight's Awards ceremony Lee Child received Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award.

Here is the shortlist for Novel of the Year: Crime Novel by British and Irish authors whose novels were published in paperback between May 1, 2016 and April 30,  2017.

• Lie With Me, by Sabine Durrant (Mulholland)
• Out of Bounds, by Val McDermid (Little, Brown)
• Black Widow, by Chris Brookmyre (Little, Brown)
• After You Die, by Eva Dolan (Harvill Secker)
• Real Tigers, by Mick Herron (John Murray)
• Missing, Presumed, by Susie Steiner (Borough Press)

Hat Tip: Erin Mitchell. 

Thanks, Erin, for providing live coverage. How fun!