Fans of Derry Girls will be buzzing to hear that production on series two is about to get underway.
This week, some of our favourite cast members have revealed that they’ve got their hands on the Derry Girls Season 2 script and begun read-throughs. Class!
This is really happening in real life pic.twitter.com/HSfT1mlFOR
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) October 1, 2018
Nicola Coughlan, who plays Clare Devlin in the Channel 4 comedy shared a video update saying:
“I just read series two of Derry girls! I can’t say anything about it other than it’s so amazing. So excited!”
The cast is scheduled to regroup for filming next month in locations including Derry and Belfast before season two comes to our screens in January 2019.
The storylines and cast are kept closely under wraps, but writer Lisa McGee has hinted on the backdrop and some possible romantic prospects for the girls.
On her plans for series two, McGee told Radio Times: “I’d love one of them to get a boyfriend or Clare to get a girlfriend.” Wouldn’t that be pure lovely?
McGee also hinted back in February: “I’m toying with maybe doing the ceasefire and how everyone reacts to that because I remember it actually unsettled people. I remember people didn’t know what to do.”
What we do know, is that James, the wee English fella is sticking around with the city girls, as he tweeted this pic:
— Dylan Llewellyn (@Djllewellyn) October 1, 2018
Derry Girls season one broke modern TV records and became the biggest series ever in Northern Ireland. The show brought in the biggest number of viewers since records began in 2002. The comedy series was the biggest launch on Channel 4 since 2004, and the biggest ever on All 4.
Derry Girls claimed the Radio Times Comedy Champion title in a nail-biting competition over the summer, beating Inside No 9 with 50.1% of almost a million votes.
We can’t wait to plan our Derry Girls nights again – let the quotable one-liners begin!
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) February 7, 2018