Amy Huberman has said viewers are in for a treat when the second season of her hit show Finding Joy returns to RTÉ One and admits "there's a really fun" cameo in the first episode of the upcoming new series.

The 41-year-old actress and writer, who finished filming the show before Christmas with post-production wrapping up in March, joked about how she can't get her "head around what time of year it is or what's happening" but admits she's "excited to see it now on the telly".

In the series' debut, Laura Whitmore made a cameo as Flora 'The Happy Hunter' and Huberman revealed how she landed on her feet with the cast once again.

Teasing guest appearances at RTÉ's virtual Autumn launch, she said: "I mentioned before that Pat Shortt is in an episode and there's a few more dotted throughout. We want to keep it as a surprise as I think that's fun when you're watching and somebody pops up as a cameo.

"There's a really fun one in episode one," Huberman continued. "We got insanely lucky with our cast again.

"People have been lovely and we had a lot of fun the day our cameo guest star in episode one was there."

"I get really excited when I think of all of the episodes we shot because they are varied and really fun so fingers crossed viewers will love the cameos and episodes," she added.

Opening up about her two children Sadie and Billie returning to school, Huberman joked "Will I miss them?"

"It’s been a mix of things. Lockdown has been an interesting time, and I feel really grateful that we were safe and well. But it’s really challenged people," she said.

"I’ve enjoyed the time at home with the kids. I don’t think I was the best home-school teacher so I am looking forward to them returning," she admitted.

"It’s weird because the stretch of the summer – when it wasn’t the situation that it was – feels really long and time has just lost it’s sense of shape and expanse for me. I just can’t believe the summer is over."

"Life has definitely slowed down because it has needed to. And the kids are looking forward to seeing their pals – that's the main thing for them.

"I wasn’t getting the apple at the end of term for being best teacher," she laughed, "Nor was Brian."

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She continued: "My respect for teachers has just expanded so much because of the patience that they have – I didn’t have quite as much patience as I thought I would."

"My kids were just happy to play with each other. There was days that they were fighting and bored and frustrated and they missed their friends, but for the most part when the weather was good it was great because we got out for walks and bikes."

"Then it was just the really simple things like baking, playing with the dog… just really really simple things. Attempting to do homework, attempting to do the school work."

"My little fella is only in Junior Infants so his interest levels are quite low," she laughed, "I asked my daughter did she have a good summer and she said 'Yeah it was great'. I think they’re just looking forward to school."

"Yes it will be different, and it needs to be different, but I think they’re just looking forward to hanging out with buddies," she added.

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