With the second season of Striking Out currently in production, Amy Huberman - who stars as solicitor Tara Rafferty in the gritty legal drama - has revealed that she is "really enjoying" working with new and familiar faces.
Speaking at RTÉ's New Season launch, the award-winning actress shared the news that Striking Out will have six episodes in the second series - two more than its predecessor.
"It's great to be back because you never really know how it is going to go down," Huberman told RTÉ's Arts and Media Correspondent Sinead Crowley.
"We are in the middle of our shoot at the moment. We have another 6 weeks left and we are in the thick of it. We have an extra two episodes this year, so we have gone from 4 epsiodes to 6."
"The first series of the drama aired on RTÉ One in January 2017, and followed the tumultuous professional and personal life of Dublin-based solicitor Tara Rafferty.
The first series began with a bang when Tara discovered her fiancé and fellow solicitor Eric was cheating on her with a colleague, leading to her breaking up with him, quitting her job at the prestigious law firm where they both worked, and launching her own legal firm.
The second series will see Tara striking back. She's now her own boss and will have to navigate some morally challenging scenarios along with her team.
Huberman said: "There are loads more cases, loads episodic storylines and then all the main characters are back so there are their own personal stories.
"We are doing a lot more locations this year so we are out and about around Dublin and Wicklow so that has been great and I am really enjoying it."
The new series welcomes back some fan favourites including Neil Morrissey, who plays Tara's mentor and friend Vincent, Rory Keenan, who plays her former fiancé Eric, Emmet Byrne who portrays her street smart and opinionated client-turned-assistant Ray, and Fiona O'Shaughnessy who plays private detective Meg Riley.
A host of new actors are also joining the cast for the second series, including Moe Dunford (Vikings), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Redwater), Charlotte Bradley (Veronica Guerin), Owen McDonnell (My Mother and Other Strangers), Adam Fergus (Clean Break) and Jane Brennan (Paula).
"I work a lot with Irish actors I would have known or went to college with so that has been brilliant. Some I have worked with before, others I hadn't," Huberman said.
"I had never met Neil before we started on the show last year. And there's Emmet Byrne - who I think this might have been on of his first screen jobs - he's brilliant."