Filming of Derry Girls season 3 postponed

Cases of COVID-19 have been increasing in Ireland.

Channel 4’s Irish sitcom Derry Girls has postponed the filming of its third season until 2021.

The series, which is filmed around both Belfast and the titular city, is currently unable to film in Northern Ireland due to its continuing rise in COVID-19 cases. 

It recently went into a partial four-week lockdown to try and contain the spread of the virus. 

Speaking to The Metro, star Saoirse-Monica Jackson said that the wait will be for the best if it means being able to film in Ireland. 

“It’s really important to us that we keep the authenticity of the show and that we don’t deliver any show that’s in any way a limited version,” said star Saoirse-Monica Jackson.

“It’s important for us to shoot it at home.”

Derry Girls follows the chaotic lives of four teenage friends Erin (Jackson), Orla (Louise Harland), Claire (Nicola Coughlan) and Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell) in the 1990s during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. 

Its received excellent reviews from critics and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Scripted Comedy in 2019. 

Cast member Tommy Tiernan, who plays Erin’s father Gerry, stated earlier in the year that this lot of upcoming episodes will be the show’s last but this has yet to be confirmed by creator Lisa McGee.

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

Source: The Metro

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