Thursday 20 July 2017

'Can't Cope, Won't Cope' is snapped up by the BBC but will Amy Huberman return?

Seana Kerslake and Amy Huberman in Can't Cope Won't Cope
Seana Kerslake and Amy Huberman in Can't Cope Won't Cope
Amy Huberman
Can't Cope Won't Cope got better as it went on

Sean O'Grady

Amy Huberman’s future on Can’t Cope Won’t Cope is up in the air despite the show renewing for another series.

The RTE comedy-drama, centred on two women in their 20s living in Dublin, will be back, but show creator Stefanie Preissner could not confirm if Huberman, who played the boss of Seana Kerslake’s character Aisling, would be returning.

An insider told Independent.ie that the second series could interfere with other projects the mother-of-two has lined up.

Viewers saw Aisling sacked from her job in the final episode of the first series.

Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman

That suggests Amy’s character Kate may be unlikely to return.

The series is set to go international in the coming months as it has been acquired by BBC3 to air online.

Preissner admitted she never thought the series would go abroad.

“I wrote it because I didn’t see young Irish women represented on screen,” she said.

Can't Cope Won't Cope got better as it went on
Can't Cope Won't Cope got better as it went on

“I think with Netflix and Hulu and Amazon we run the risk of never hearing Irish accents on TV.

“That doesn’t sit right with me. I want young Irish people to feel heard, counted and valued. This is a step in that direction.”

The Cork woman is confident British viewers will take to Can’t Cope Won’t Cope.

“Aisling and Danielle are just girls at the end of the day,​ girls who make bad decisions sometimes,” she said.

“I think they’re highly relatable. We all have been Aisling or Danielle at some stage.”

Herald

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