‘Striking Out’ is an Irish legal drama television series that airs on RTE Television in Ireland, on Acorn TV in the US, and on 5Select in the UK. Created by James Phelan and directed by Lisa James Larsson and Simon Massey, the show follows the life of a Dublin-based solicitor working for a small law firm.
A relative new show, Season 1 of ‘Striking Out’, consisting of four episodes, premiered on January 1, 2017 on RTE and on March 17, 2017 on Acorn TV, and it was well-received by television critics and viewers alike. Notably, it also drew RTE’s highest Sunday night ratings in over a year. Yet, it appears that RTE had anticipated such an impact, as the network had renewed the show for a second season even before the first season premiered. Season 2, which consists of six episodes, premiered on RTE on January 7, 2018, and since then fans of the show have been wondering whether ‘Striking Out’ will return for a third season.
Striking Out Cast: Who is in it?
Being a legal drama which is character-centric, ‘Striking Out’ has a long list of main and recurring cast members.
Amy Huberman stars as the protagonist of the show, Dublin-based solicitor Tara Rafferty, who specializes in family and divorce law. Rory Keenan plays the role of Tara’s cheating ex-fiance and former work colleague Eric Dunbar, while Neil Morrissey plays Tara’s close friend Vincent Pike. Fiona O’Shaughnessy, meanwhile, plays the role of tech guru and private investigator Meg Reilly, and Emmet Byrne plays Tara’s former client and later, employee, Ray Lamont. Further, Paul Antony-Barber play’s Eric’s father Richard Dunbar, while Nick Dunning and Ingrid Craigie play Tara’s barrister father and legal secretary mother, Conrad and Irene Rafferty respectively. In Season 2, Maria Doyle Kennedy joins the main cast as Tara’s new office partner George Cusack, while Moe Dunford joins as Eric’s younger brother Sam Dunbar.
Apart from these main cast members, the show has several recurring cast members, including Conall Keating as Steve, Kate Gilmore as Lucy Whelan, Sam McGovern as “Bookworm” Joe, Natalie Radmall-Quirke as Caroline Walsh, Elva Trill as Gillian, Susannah De Wrixon as Joan Dunbar, Enda Oates as Phillip McGrath, Michael James Ford as Nigel Fitzjames, and Jane Brennan as Deidre York.
If ‘Striking Out’ does get renewed for a third season, we expect most of the main cast members to make a comeback and reprise their roles. Further, owing to the character-centric nature of the show, a few more additions to the cast can also be expected in the event of a renewal.