Netflix has removed the second season of Channel 4’s comedy series “Derry Girls” from its service in U.K. and Ireland. Netflix had initially confirmed the arrival of the show with the tweet: “Derry Girls S2 is now on Netflix if you were looking for an excuse to watch it again.” As per the reports, it later took it down as it was “a bit early” to launch season two on July 9.
It has been revealed that the show does not have any rights to the program in the U.K., till the third season premieres. Season 3 is under a long hiatus owing to the halt due to COVID-19. This makes it apparent that season 2 might not return to Netflix anytime soon. Netflix U.K. and Ireland tweeted, “In the meantime, it [season 2] is available on Channel 4.”
Created by Lisa McGee and produced by Hat Trick, Derry Girls had made its debut in February 2018. It chronicles the story of a group of teen friends at their local Catholic secondary school. The series is set in the early 1990s in Derry, Northern Ireland.
How did the fans react to the removal of Derry Girls Season 2?
The removal of season 2 of Derry Girls left the fans raging. This comedy series was taken down from the service just after four days.
Here’s a look at how the fans reacted. The fans expressed their disappointment via tweet.
“Utterly bizarre that season two of Derry Girls has disappeared off Netflix. I know Netflix regularly removes and renews content [but] it usually leaves it up a bit longer than 4 DAYS!!!” This is what one of the tweets read.
“In the middle of watching #DerryGirls season two on @netflix and it just disappeared,” another Derry Girls fan added. Fans expressed their disapproval as they did not get a chance to stream the much anticipated season 2.
Who returns to Derry Girl season 2?
In the season 2 of Derry Girls, Peter Campion, Kevin McAleer and Ardal O’Hanlon guest star in the series. Saoirse-Monica Jackson returns as Erin Quinn. Nicola Coughlan plays Claire Devlin. Jamie-Lee O’Donnell plays Michelle Mallon. James Maguire, played by Dylan Llewellyn. Sister Michael played by Siobhan McSweeney. And, Louisa Harland plays Orla McCool.
What happens in the finale of Derry Girls season 2?
The finale of Derry Girls seasons two centres around the visit of the US President (this is the year, 1995) to the Northern Irish city. The definite surprise moment was James (Dylan Llewellyn) reuniting with his friends. He had decided to leave the town of Derry, but his decision takes a U-turn. The pals walk away from the crowd which has gathered to hear their President address the political conflict in Ireland in the 1990s.
James and Erin’s budding romance is at the centre of the second season of Derry Girls. This pairing is exactly what the series needs for its already confirmed season 3.
The Derry Girls return back for season 2, this time bigger and bolder. But, it will take some time before it returns back to Netflix. Till then you can stream the first season on Netflix.