RTÉ have today announced that new comedy Finding Joy, created, written by and starring Amy Huberman has gone into production. The six-part comedy series, produced by Treasure Entertainment, begins shooting in Dublin this week and follows a single woman, Joy, after a painful breakup who looks for happiness in all the wrong places.
Finding Joy also stars Aisling Bea (who announced a new show of her own today) Laura Whitmore, Lochlann O’Mearain, Jennifer Rainsford, Catherine Walker, Paul Reid, Hannah Scott and Mark Doherty.
The series is being produced by Rob Walpole and Rebecca O’Flanagan, directed by Kieron J Walsh (Jump, The Savage Eye) and director of photography is Cathal Watters (Peaky Blinders). RTÉ is co-producing with Acorn TV, which it has done previously on dramas Striking Out and Acceptable Risk.
According to RTÉ: "Finding Joy explores the many amusing ways we seek happiness and fulfilment in these modern digital times by following 34-year-old Joy, who is just trying to get on with her life after a recent break up from her long-term boyfriend, Aidan. Finding Joy is a warm, irreverent show with a lot of heart and laughs as Joy struggles with life, her friends and her world."
Amy Huberman said: "I’m thrilled and excited to be starting on this adventure, Finding Joy. I’ve thoroughly loved the writing process and now can’t wait to start filming and see the world and all the characters come to life. I’m delighted to continue my collaboration with Treasure Entertainment with whom I’ve had a long standing working relationship and am thrilled that both Acorn and RTÉ are partnering with us on this venture."
While producer Rebecca O'Flanagan said: "We are delighted to be in production on this exciting project. We have worked with Amy over a number of years now and have such belief in her talent as both an actor and a writer. Her voice is fresh, smart and funny and we were very proud to be bringing it to the screen."