About The Show
Derry Girls is a Northern Irish sitcom and is set in 1990s. It is created/written by Lisa McGee and produced by Hat Trick Productions .The first series broadcasted in January and February 2018 on Channel 4. The second series was released in March and April 2019. Season 3 has been commissioned for 2020.
The Big Declaration
The official announcement of the renewal of Derry Girls for its 3rd Season came in April 2019. However, there hasn’t been any update regarding the official premiere date of Season 3 of Derry Girls but it could be May, 2020 as per the latest speculations.
News About It’s Filming..
My earlier post mentioned what Nicola Coughlan hinted about Season 3’s filming commencement. According to her tweet, it has begun this year. Dylan Llewellyn who plays the character James Maguire also hinted about the Filming.
Writer/creator Lisa McGee has already promised that Season 3 is going to introduce new faces and characters. “There’s lots of new guest characters, as always. In every episode, we have a new big guest star come in.”
DERRY GIRLS has been a roaring success. Confirmations started surfacing when star of the show, Ian McElhinney, dropped a huge hint about what could happen in season two in feb,2018.
He spilled to Express.co.uk, “I love the relationship that my character has with his son-in-law. He gives him a very hard time. So it will be interesting to see if there comes a point where the son-in-law fights back or my daughter decides I’m giving my son-in-law too much of a hard time and she fights back. I’m sure its going to be interesting and entertaining. The writer is very inventive with her timing and her scripts are hilarious.”
The Official Channel’s Contribution
Channel 4 is wasting no time in renewing Derry Girls in 2020 after air of 2 seasons. When season two finale happened, Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4 said: “At a time of great uncertainty about the future of the country thank God we have one unequivocally good piece of news to look forward to.The Derry Girls will be back to make our lives a bit brighter and more fun.” in the same week.
Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee articulated, “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!”
Fiona McDermott hinted on the series renewal too by saying,“It’s no surprise that Derry Girls continues to delight a growing legion of fans, A combination of magical writing and adorable characters make this show both timely and timeless.” Adding to this,“We’re delighted to confirm a third series – don’t tell Ma Mary, but I’m breaking open the Christmas cupboard in celebration.”, she mentioned.
There was a 14-month gap between each of the season’s premieres as mentioned above regarding the release of the Season 1 and 2.. thus season 3 should follow the same pattern, making May 2020 its anticipated release date.