Acorn TV Bringing Irish Drama Striking Out to the U.S.


SILVER SPRING: Acorn TV is giving the Irish legal drama Striking Out an exclusive U.S. premiere on its streaming service on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.

The four-part series stars Amy Huberman (The Clinic) as Tara Rafferty, a successful Dublin lawyer who, after discovering her fiancée having an affair, abandons her wedding plans and job and starts an unconventional private practice. Neil Morrissey (Grantchester, The Night Manager) and Rory Keenan (War & Peace, Peaky Blinders) co-star.

Also coming to Acorn TV in March are the new season of Jack Taylor, starring Iain Glen; the British sitcom Fresh Fields; the first season of the Aussie legal dramedy Rake; and the British series Men Behaving Badly, starring Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey. The service will also premiere three documentaries.

Mark Stevens, the president of Acorn Brands at RLJ Entertainment, said, “After the breakout success of January’s Acorn TV original movie Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution with both critics and fans, we’re thrilled to offer our subscribers an all-new Acorn TV original series with first-rate legal drama Striking Out. Ireland’s number one new drama features a stellar cast led by Amy Huberman and a charming script, which is sure to delight our subscribers. Additionally, March includes the newest episodes of Acorn’s best-selling series Midsomer Murders, which continues to entertain fans across the world with its witty and intriguing mysteries. The month also features four fascinating documentaries, British sitcoms, a hit Aussie legal dramedy, and the return of Iain Glen as rugged Irish private investigator Jack Taylor.”