It's fairly coming along too, according to locals.
A massive mural is being created in Derry in celebration of the hit comedy series Derry Girls.
The second season is just months away, so it’s only right that they blazon the faces of the cast over a huge wall. We can imagine Michelle would love all the glory.
The five main characters in the show, Erin, Orla, Clare, Michelle and James, are being painted on the side of the Badger’s Bar in the city centre.
Non-profit social enterprise group from the city, UV Arts, is teaming up with Channel 4’s in-house creative agency to produce the mural, which is part of a wider marketing campaign.
Councillor John Boyle, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, said there was great support in the city for Derry Girls and that fans were looking forward to their return.
“There is great anticipation here for the next instalment of the Derry Girls series and this artwork is a real tribute to the cast which will no doubt be really well received by fans,” he said.
“I am delighted to see the ongoing success of the show, which has shone a spotlight on the city, our culture and our humour.”
The first series of Derry Girls aired in January 2018 and received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from viewers from around the UK and particularly from the local community in Derry.
Such was its success that it made it Channel 4’s biggest comedy launch series in 14 years.
“The opportunity to immortalise these iconic figures through an amazing new mural can give the city a little hope for the future and spread a little laughter along the way,” said Karl Porter at UV Arts.
Derry Girls fandom recently spread worldwide after the first series was added to the global version of Netflix. No official release date has been announced for Derry Girls season two, but creator Lisa McGee has teased that the comedy will be back on our screens in March. Class!