Acorn On Board Irish Legal Drama Striking Out


SILVER SPRING: Acorn Media Enterprises has aligned with Blinder Films, DCD Rights and RTÉ to co-produce the new Irish legal drama Striking Out.

The four-parter centers on the professional and personal life of Dublin-based solicitor Tara, played by Amy Huberman (The Clinic, Moone Boy), and her fledgling law firm. The series will premiere on RTÉ in early 2017 and will make its U.S. debut on Acorn TV later in the year.

Acorn Media Enterprises will be the co-producing partner for North America, and has acquired rights in the U.K., Eire, Australia and New Zealand.

Shane Murphy, the managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises, said, “With several first-rate series already in production, Acorn Media Enterprises is thrilled to add an excellent legal drama to our slate. With a charming and addictive script, a stellar ensemble cast, and partners like Blinder Films, DCD Rights and RTÉ, Striking Out is an ideal addition to Acorn Media Enterprises’s rapidly growing co-productions.”

Striking Out producer Katie Holly of Blinder Films said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Acorn, DCD and RTÉ on our first television drama series. The TV drama space is incredibly exciting and dynamic at the moment, and we expect that with our terrific cast, wonderful creative team and strong partners we will deliver a series that will compete well in that space and appeal to viewers worldwide.”