Derry Girls to end after 3 seasons on Channel 4

This final season is due to begin filming this week.

Hit Channel 4 comedy Derry Girls is to end after its upcoming third season. 

Creator Lisa McGee took to Twitter to confirm the news and posted a lengthy statement which revealed that “it was always the plan to say goodbye after three series.”

Derry Girls is a coming of age story; following five ridiculous teenagers as they slowly... very slowly... start to become adults, while around them the place they call home starts to change too and Northern Ireland enters a new more hopeful phase – which was a small, magical window of time.”

Set during the late 1990s in Ireland at the tail end of The Troubles, the series follows teenage friends Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Orla (Louisa Harland), Claire (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell) and James (Dylan Llewellyn). 

It first premiered here in the UK in 2018 and has since won excellent reviews from critics and audiences alike. The first episode of its second season pulled a consolidated audience of 3.2 million viewers making it Channel 4’s biggest UK comedy launch episode in 15 years. 

The highly-anticipated third season of Derry Girls is set to begin filming this week after being pushed back several times due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Derry Girls has won multiple TV awards in Ireland and was nominated for Best Scripted Comedy at the 2019 BAFTAs, but lost out to Julia Davis’ fantastically dark, cringe-worthy comedy Sally4 Ever

Nothing has been officially confirmed, but McGee said in her statement that she’s leaving the door open for the characters to possibly return one day. 

You can stream the first season of Derry Girls on Netflix now. 

Source: BBC News  

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