Derry Girls Season 3 has been announced by Channel 4 for this year. But it has been certainly delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The British sitcom debuted on Channel 4 in January and February 2018. Lisa McGee is the creator and also the writer of the series. Michael Lennox is the director. It is produced by Hat Trick Productions
Release Date Of “Derry Girls Season 3”
The show has been commissioned for a third run. But owing to the current situation, the shooting and production has been halted. According to Channel 4’s Director of Programmes Ian Katz, it might be a long wait till the shooting for the third season of the show resumes.
He said that in comedy, their biggest frustration has been this show as it has been delayed quite substantially. He said that it is the hardest thing to make the show with social distancing as this is the most close-up, intimate production. Katz further added that they are excited to go back to shooting and see the scripts as they have not seen it yet.
The Plot Of The Show
The show takes place in the 1990s in Derry, Northern Ireland. Erin, her cousin Orla, their friends Clare and Michelle, and Michelle’s English cousin James navigate through their teenage years during the end of the troubles in Derry. They all attend a Catholic girls’ secondary school in Derry.
Erin lives with her parents Gerry and Mary, her baby sister Anna, Mary’s younger sister Sarah and her daughter Orla, and her maternal grandfather, Joe. James is Michelle’s cousin. His mother Cathy left Derry to go to England to have an abortion. But she gave birth to him and raised him in London. She sends James back to Derry to live with Michelle and her mother Deirdre when she is going through a divorce.
The Cast Of the Show
We are yet to receive an update on the cast of the third season. But fans will surely love to see the cast of the previous season reprising their roles. The cast of the show includes
- Saoirse-Monica Jackson as Erin Quinn
- Louisa Harland as Orla McCool
- Nicola Coughlan as Clare Devlin
- Jamie-Lee O’Donnell as Michelle Mallon
- Dylan Llewellyn as James Maguire
- Tara Lynne O’Neill as Ma/Mary
- Kathy Kiera Clarke as Aunt Sarah
- Siobhan McSweeney as Sister Michael
- Tommy Tiernan as Da/Gerry
- Ian McElhinney as Granda Joe
- Leah O’Rourke as Jenny Joyce
- Beccy Henderson as Aisling
- Claire Rafferty as Miss Mooney among others.