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Acorn TV & RTÉ Order More Finding Joy


AMC Networks’ Acorn TV with Acorn Media Enterprises (AME) and the Irish broadcaster RTÉ have commissioned a second season of Finding Joy, a comedy from Treasure Entertainment.

Created, written and starring Amy Huberman (Striking Out, The Clinic), the six-part series will return with Joy reborn as an independent entrepreneur, struggling to establish her online brand of finding happiness and fulfillment in everyday life. Season two of Finding Joy premieres as an Acorn TV original on Acorn TV in summer 2020, followed by its Irish premiere on RTÉ.

The new season welcomes to the cast Kerry Howard (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Ruth Kearney (The Following), Kyle Prior (Hollyoaks, Home and Away) and Justine Mitchell (Cheat), and sees Lochlann O’Mearain, Hannah James Scott and Paul Reid (Vikings) reprising their roles.

Finding Joy is produced by Rob Walpole and Rebecca O’Flanagan of Treasure Entertainment and directed by John Butler (Papi Chulo, Handsome Devil, The Stag) with director of photography Cathal Watters (Peaky Blinders). Acorn Media Enterprises has secured all rights in North America, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. and secondary rights in Ireland for the series. Acorn Media International will distribute it in English-speaking territories.

Huberman said: “I’m so excited to be starting series two with such a great cast and crew. It’s been a busy few months getting the scripts in shape and this week we start rolling to bring it all to life again. We really loved filming last year and are so looking forward to getting going now with season two. Two for Joy!”

Catherine Mackin, managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises, said: “We’re excited to work with Amy Huberman, Treasure Entertainment and our friends at RTÉ to bring back this very funny and relatable comedy. With securing more rights globally for Finding Joy, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share this fun and irreverent Irish comedy with Acorn TV subscribers worldwide.”

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 added: “We are thrilled to be shooting series two of this great comedy. Series one 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.”

About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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