We've only seen one episode of Derry Girls, but it was such a hit that it's been commissioned for another round.
Fans of Erin, Michelle, Orla, Clare and The Wee English Fella will be delighted to hear there’s more craic on the way after the current six part series winds up.
The first episode of Derry Girls has so far had a brilliant 2.5 million viewers. This makes it Channel 4’s biggest comedy series launch in almost 5 years. It is also All 4’s biggest comedy launch since 2012.
Naturally, the TV heads are buzzing with the success, and have given acclaimed writer Lisa McGee the much-welcomed task of writing more adventures for the characters.
Set in 1990s Derry during the ceasefire, the programme tells the story of schoolgirl Erin and her teenage life in extraordinary times. The gang are more preoccupied with school, family and friendship troubles than the Troubles in the city.
Fans from the north west, including many in Donegal, love the wit and the Derry chat within the script. Memes have been created and key lines quoted already, and we can expect many more from the episodes to come.
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Lisa McGee, writer of Derry Girls, says she is delighted the show got the green light for series two: “Derry Girls is such a special project for me and it means so much that the audience have taken to Erin and the gang so warmly. I can’t wait to start writing series 2.”
Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4, says: “Derry Girls is a blast of fresh air. It’s everything we want from Channel 4 comedy: young, warm, brimming with new talent and rooted in an underrepresented part of the country. And a hit to boot. I’m delighted that we’ve commissioned a second series and can’t wait to see what Lisa does next.”
The second episode of Derry Girls airs on Channel 4 tonight at 10pm. If you’ve missed it so far, you should be broke to the bone. So catch yourself on and get over to All 4.