Derry Girls is a fantastic sitcom that premiered in 2018 and was followed by a second season in 2019. ‘Derry Girls,’ a frank, family-centered comedy and coming-of-age narrative set in Northern Ireland in the 1990s, following 16-year-old Erin and her pals as they grow up in a world of armed officers in protected Land Rovers and British Army checkpoints. Since 2019, viewers have been waiting for Season 3 to be renewed, but there has been no news. Louisa Harland, protagonist of Derry Girls, has provided an encouraging season 3 update. Season 3 has been paused multiple times, most recently owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Derry Girls Season 3 – Renewed?
Nicola Coughlan revealed that filming for Derry Girl Season 3 would begin this year in a tweet on February 20, 2021.
She also remarked on Twitter, “Can confirm Series 3 of Derry Girls is filming this year and I cannae bloody wait.” Further Adding, “Covid has pushed back filming several times which has been so shite, but honestly the story-lines in this series are the best we’ve ever done so I can’t tell you how worth it the wait will have been.”
Can confirm Series 3 of Derry Girls is filming this year and I cannae bloody wait https://t.co/kHejk37WJK pic.twitter.com/kLYi3brIzH
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) February 20, 2021
The show has been renewed, so that’s wonderful. Tara Lynne O’Neill (Mary Quinn) also confirmed that production will take place in 2021. And that the series will premiere in early 2022 in a conversation with The Irish Mirror.
Louisa Harland, who plays Orla McCool, told JOE in early August that the new season of Derry Girl had not yet begun filming. “It’s not going. But it will be going! I’m not currently Orla McCool, but I will be very, very soon, and hopefully [the third season] will be out soon,” Harland stated.”
“Yeah, we haven’t actually had any scripts, but we’ve heard little nuggets. And I’m laughing even just thinking about them, but they’re good at not giving us the scripts because we get too excited and stuff.” Though, hopefully, it will begin filming soon.
‘Derry Girls’ Season 3 Filming This Year
In a recent interview in August 2021, Siobhán McSweeney (Sister Michael) stated that filming for Derry Girls Season 3 would begin at the conclusion of this year. Also, while speaking with Digital Spy about her comeback to the show, Louisa Harland (Orla McCool) stated that filming for Season 3 of Derry Girls would be completed “as soon as possible.”
She stated, “I’m not filming Derry Girls at the moment, I’m about to be at some point, so hopefully we can get that done and out as soon as possible.”
Also, in an interview with an The Irish Mirror she stated, “It’s happening this year, it’s definitely happening this year! If we leave it another year, we’ll all be old-age pensioners! It will be called ‘Derry Old Ones!’ No, we’re gonna do it this year, so it will be out early next year. We’re tied in for the filming date, we’re shooting this year.”
“I love writing this show and I’m so thrilled to be able to continue the Derry Girls story, thank you Channel 4, Erin and the eejits live to fight another day!” said Lisa McGee, the showrunner and creator, in response to the renewal.
It has been over TWO YEARS since the end of the second season! @ChicagoTownIre#sp https://t.co/gcEOYihmuq
— JOE.ie (@JOEdotie) August 7, 2021
‘Derry Girls’ Getting A Movie?
Another thing to keep in mind is that the show is currently in progress for a movie version probably. Lisa McGee, the showrunner and creator of Derry Girls, revealed. “I don’t want to write them beyond 18. It’s about that magic time before you’re officially an adult.”
McGee then hinted at what might happen in the show’s final season. “They’re going to be forced to grow up a bit this series [but] they’re still eejits, they still get into a lot of trouble, and embarrass themselves and do all those things you’d expect the Derry Girls to do, but they do have to face some big things this time.”
Derry Girls' Nicola Coughlan wants Jamie Dornan to join cast on new moviehttps://t.co/GQA4Vfj8uP
— Irish Daily Mirror (@IrishMirror) December 14, 2020