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Sunday 27 May 2018

Amy hopes viewers will find new TV comedy a joy

Amy Huberman’s new show, Finding Joy, has begun filming
Amy Huberman’s new show, Finding Joy, has begun filming

Amy Huberman's new TV series, Finding Joy, has gone into production.

The six-part RTE comedy series, produced by Treasure Entertainment, begins shooting in Dublin this week and follows a single woman, Joy, who starts looking for happiness in all the wrong places after a painful break-up.

Finding Joy also stars Aisling Bea, TV presenter Laura Whitmore, Lochlann O'Mearain, Jennifer Rainsford, Catherine Walker, Paul Reid, Hannah Scott and Mark Doherty.

The broadcaster describes the series as "warm and irreverent", a change for Huberman, whose last series was the gritty legal drama Striking Out.

"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," said Huberman.

Sharing a snap of herself holding a mug that read "Don't f**k it up", the actress added: "I've been writing this comedy series for the past yonks and it feels very exciting and very surreal to now be filming it. Just gotta do what it says on the mug now."

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RTE's executive producer for comedy, Justin Healy, believes her characters will go down a treat with viewers.

"Amy is naturally a very funny person, and in Finding Joy she brings that comedy gene to the fore," he said.

"Her writing is sharp, witty and smart, and in this six-part series she has created engaging, relatable characters that will go down very well with the audience.

"We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing Amy's comic voice, not just to the Irish screen, but also internationally with our US production partners Acorn TV."

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