Derry Girls is an Irish sitcom created by Lisa McGee. The show airs on Channel 4 and is now streaming on Netflix. The show has been produced in the United Kingdom under the British production company Hat Trick Productions. It is focused on the life of four teenage girls who belong to Derry in Northern Ireland, hence Derry Girls!
It made its debut in 2018, its sequel followed along a year later in 2019. Now the show has been renewed for a third season, but the coronavirus pandemic has been why it is not on air. We have all the details regarding Derry Girls Season 3, including its plot, release date, cast, trailer, and much more.
Derry Girls Season 3 Release Date
The 2018 series was about to release its season 3 in 2020. Even after the announcement of the show in 2019, it had been delayed by two years. The coronavirus pandemic has been causing delays in the show’s production. As a result, no official date has been marked yet.
Nicola Coughlan, a star on the show, has revealed that filming the show will restart this year only. However, if it wraps up in time, we might witness season 3 in 2022.
We also know no that’s Season 1 and Season 2 of Derry Girls are streaming on Netflix. Season 3 will also be heading to Netflix as soon as it gets released in the UK.
Derry Girls Season 3 Cast
The show is based on five teenagers Erin, Orla, Clare, Michelle, and James living in Derry during the 1990s.
The cast of the show includes:
- Saoirse-Monica Jackson as Erin Quinn
- Louisa Harland as Orla McCool
- Nicola Coughlan as Clare Devlin
- Jamie-Lee O’Donnell as Michelle Mallon
- Dylan Llewellyn as James Maguire
- Tara Lynne O’Neill as Mary Quinn
- Kathy Kiera Clarke as Aunt Sarah
- Siobhan McSweeney as Sister Michael
- Tommy Tiernan as Gerry Quinn
- Ian McElhinney as Granda Joe
Much information about the show has not been revealed yet. However, the above main cast will inevitably return for Derry Girls Season 3.
Derry Girls Season 3 Plot
The show’s plot focuses on the life of five teenagers living in North Ireland who face hardships during their early teenage years in the 1990s. The show is a black comedy that has set its production during the troubles of the 1990s.
The show’s main characters are Erin, her cousin Orla, their friends Clare and Michelle, and Michelle’s English cousin James. The five girls experience troubles in Delhi while they all attend a Catholic girl’s secondary school.
Erin lives with her family, including her father Gerry, mother Mary, younger sister Anna, her maternal aunt Sarah, Sarah’s daughter Orla, and her maternal grandfather Joe. James is Michelle’s cousin, who was born and raised in London. However, his mother, Cathy, belongs to Derry. James has been sent back to Derry to live with Michelle and her mother as she was going through a divorce.
We know the show is influenced by the author’s personal experiences when she was a teenager. The plot is set in 1990 Derry in North Ireland. The place is already famous for the bloody Sunday that happened there. Additionally, the 1990s was also the time when the Athensationalist conflict took place. The young teenagers during their study in high school experience troubles and political struggles.
The show started with Derry being on high alert of a probable bombing. It is the very same day when the five girls are expecting their first day of high school. Lisa McGee has made sure to break the male-dominated story patterns as all the teen girls are characterized as manly, which makes the show even more refreshing.
It is a brilliant show with witty humor and a palpable storyline. It has been the winner and nominee of multiple awards in multiple categories. The actors of the show are brilliant, just like the storyline. It is not just a typical high school drama, but it has various aspects to approach.
Season 3 is expected to follow up a romantic plot between Erin and James.
Derry Girls Season 3 Trailer
As the filming of the show has been paused in the middle, no trailer is available yet. However, if it is to be done by the end of this year, we might expect a full-blown trailer teaser very soon on our screens.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
Is the show Derry Girls based on actual events?
The show is a fictional comedy with its plot situated in 1990. The show may have portrayed some of the events of the past. However, it is not entirely reality-based.
Where can we stream Derry Girls?
Derry Girls seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on Netflix. Season 3 will also be available on the global streaming site.
Is the Derry Girls worth watching?
If you are into dark comedies, this show is the one for you. It also holds a popular rating of 8.4 on IMDb.