Amy Huberman has written a comedy and Aisling Bea and Laura Whitmore will star in it.
What a combination! Amy Huberman has written a six-part comedy series for RTE called Finding Joy. It will follow a single woman called Joy who is looking for happiness after a terrible break-up. Huberman will also be starring in the series.
RTE One announced the news on their twitter May 16th.
Amy Huberman later took to Twitter to confirm the news with a lot of excitement.
Extreme volumes of giddiness that this has officially been announced today.
My show #FindingJoy I’ve been writing the past yonks has started production with #RTE @AcornTV @treasureent and it feels v surreal & exciting 😬 Just gotta do what it says on the mug now. No presh. pic.twitter.com/anNay1Pvc1
— Amy Huberman (@amyhuberman) May 16, 2018
Aisling Bea will play one of the lead roles in the comedy. This woman is one of our favourite young Irish comedians. Raised in Kildare, she now is all over the comedy scene in London. She’s a stand-up comedian and makes regular appearances on her appearances on comedy panel shows like 8 out of 10 Cats and QI. She doesn’t limit herself to just comedy though. Bea has had roles in crime thrillers such as The Fall and Hard Sun. She is also set to star in a new comedy written by Amy Poehler.
Joining Bea will be MTV host Laura Whitmore who has turned her hand to acting over the past year.
Speaking about the new venture, 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 RTE are partnering with us on this venture.’
RTE has described the project as ‘warm and irreverent’, a stark change from Huberman’s last role in legal drama Striking Out.
Other actors involved include Lochlann O’Mearain, Jennifer Rainsford, Catherine Walker, Paul Reid, Hannah Scott and Mark Doherty.
Executive Producer for Comedy at RTE expressed his delight at the project explaining, ‘Amy is naturally a very funny person, and in Finding Joy she brings that comedy gene to the fore.
‘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.’