Derry Girls confirmed to end after third series
Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee has confirmed that the popular show will finish after the next series.
Releasing a statement online, McGee said that finishing the show after the third series was always the plan and that she is proud of everything it has achieved.
The show follows a group of teenagers in Derry in the 1990s around the time before and after the Troubles’ ceasefires. The show has earned several nominated and multiple awards and was also added to Netflix’s catalogue.
The statement released by Lisa McGee said:
“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.Derry Girls is a love letter to the place I come from and the people who shaped me. It has been an honour to write it and I will be forever proud of everything it’s achieved.
I’d like to thank the people of Derry and Northern Ireland for getting behind us. Thanks also to the team behind the series, the incredible Hat Trick productions and a special thanks to Channel 4 – the channel I grew up watching; the channel that made me want to write comedy and the only channel that could have made our show.
Who knows if Erin, Clare, Orla, Michelle and James will return in some other guise someday, but for now this is it for us and we’re excited to start filming this series with our incredible cast and crew to hopefully take our loyal fans on one last adventure.”
Derry Girls has gained huge popularity, so much so, a mural of the shows main characters was painted in the city in 2019.
Filming for the third series has been delayed due to Covid restrictions but is due to begin soon.