Adventures in Donegal will feature in a brand new comedy series from the writer and creator of Derry Girls, Lisa McGee.

The new comedy thriller, How To Get To Heaven From Belfast, has been commissioned by Channel 4 this week, much to the delight of Derry Girls fans.

The eight-part comedy series is set in Belfast and stretches into the ‘mythic wildness of rural Donegal’ and right across Ireland, according to Channel 4.

The story follows Saoirse, Robyn and Dara who have been friends since school. Now in their late thirties, they lead very different lives.

When the women each receive an email informing them of the death of Greta, an old classmate they were once very close with, there’s clearly some unspoken, unfinished business.  The friends decide to attend Greta’s wake and discover all may not be quite as it seems. They soon find themselves embroiled in a dark and twisted mystery. These women are about to embark on the most exciting adventure of their lives as they attempt to put the pieces of the puzzle together and uncover the truth.

“It’s absolutely terrifying. But it’s also…. utterly thrilling,” said Channel 4.

Not so much a ‘whodunit’ as a ‘what the hell happened.’

Lisa McGee said: “I feel so incredibly lucky to be making another show for the phenomenal Channel 4 and to be doing it with Hat Trick Productions again and the creative team behind Derry Girls, the mighty Liz Lewin and Caroline Leddy, is just a dream. I’ve wanted to make a comedy thriller set in Northern Ireland for SUCH a long time. I cannot wait to share these flawed funny women with everyone.”

Production, casting and a release date for ‘How To Get To Heaven from Belfast’ are set to be announced in due course.

Derry Girls by Lisa McGee was the biggest ever comedy launch series on Channel 4 streaming in 2018. It also went on to become the biggest series ever in Northern Ireland since modern records began in 2002.