Fans of the Netflix comedy series Derry Girls have been waiting patiently for Season 3 to drop. The show will return for a third season, but thanks to the pandemic, it is coming later than previously anticipated. It should also be noted that Season 3 will be the final season of Derry Girls on the streaming channel. Read on to find out what we know so far.
Derry Girls Season 3 on Netflix
Derry Girls is a comedy series about teenage girls, set in Northern Ireland. The show will be returning to Netflix for a third and final season. However, it won’t be coming soon, as the pandemic set back filming of the show much later than planned. To get an idea, we are likely to see Season 3 of Derry Girls at some time in 2022.
Derry Girls is a comedy series produced by Channel 4 in the UK. However, it is also distributed internationally by Netflix. The popular series follows four teenage girls in Catholic high school getting into all kinds of trouble with Protestant boys in the 1990s.
Cast members include Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Louisa Harland and Dylan Llewellyn.
Season 2 of Derry Girls dropped on Netflix internationally on August 2, 2019, so let’s face it, it has been a long time.
About the renewal
Lisa McGee, the showrunner and creator of Derry Girls thanked Channel 4 for the renewal. She wrote that she loves writing the show and is thrilled to be able to continue the Derry Girls’ story. She added, “Thank you Channel 4, Erin, and the eejits live to fight another day!”
— Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) September 23, 2021
However, as noted by Deadline, McGee recently announced on Twitter that the show will conclude after three seasons on Channel 4 and Netflix.
What to expect from Season 3 of Derry Girls
McGee said in an interview that the girls will be forced to grow up a little this season. However, she added that they are still “eejits” and will still get into a lot of trouble.
She wrote that the girls will embarrass themselves and do all those things you’d expect from the Derry Girls. However, McGee added that they do have to face some big things this time.
When can we expect Season 3?
If it wasn’t for the COVID-19 pandemic, we would have seen Season 3 arrive in either late 2020 or 2021. In fact, production was originally due to start in June 2020. According to ProductionIntelligence, filming is currently not set to begin until “late 2021.”
Meanwhile, Tara Lynn O’Neill who plays Ma Mary on the show spoke about the show in an interview with The Irish Mirror. She said that filming is scheduled to begin soon, but that Season 3 is only likely to drop in early 2022.
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