Fans of Netflix’s Derry Girls got bittersweet news when showrunner Lisa McGee announced that season three would also be the show’s final season. Filming for the series began in early October and the final season is slated to air in 2022.
While it’s common at Netflix to cancel a series after three seasons, McGee assured fans that it had always been his plan. “It was always the plan to say goodbye after three rounds,” she wrote on Twitter when she made the announcement. “Derry Girls is a coming of age story; follow five ridiculous teenagers as they slowly… very slowly… start to grow into adults, as the area they call home begins to change too and Northern Ireland enters a more upbeat phase – which was a small, magical window in time. “
We have come a long way together. Let’s do this one last time !!! #DerryGirls pic.twitter.com/BefPXrFgOf
– Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) 4 octobre 2021
“Derry Girls is a love letter to where I’m from and the people who shaped me,” McGee continued. “It has been an honor to write him and I will always be proud of all he has accomplished. I want to thank the people of Derry and Northern Ireland for their support. Thanks also to the team behind the show, the amazing Hat Trick productions and special thanks to Channel 4 – the channel I grew up watching; the channel that made me want to write comedy and the only channel that could have done our show. “
My statement on #DerryGirls. What a journey! pic.twitter.com/TvYKDRY697
– Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) 23 septembre 2021
“Who knows if Erin, Clare, Orla, Michelle and James will ever return in another form, but so far that’s all for us and we’re excited to start filming this series with our amazing cast and crew for, hopefully, take our loyal fans on one final adventure, ”McGee concluded. Season 2 of Derry Girls was released in 2019 and was a surprise hit for Netflix, and fans were eagerly awaiting the next series of episodes, but COVID-19 is causing serious production delays.
Actress Siobhan McSweeney, who plays Sister Michael, provided an update on the beloved series following a group of friends in the early ’90s navigating the turbulent turmoil in Northern Ireland. In an interview with the Radio Times, McSweeney admitted that all she can really say about the Season 3 production is that the cast and crew are “hoping to do it this year.” But it has been a “planning nightmare” so far. “Lise [McGee, the creator] doesn’t want to compromise on quality, obviously, but I think we’re all very anxious to do that for very obvious reasons, ”McSweeney said in the interview. McSweeney added that she hopes Season 3 unfolds before her character, Sister Michael. “Die,” joking again, “I don’t know. That’s what’s really exciting about being an actor; I don’t know where she will end up – it depends on Lisa’s ideas, but whatever she does, she won’t be really impressed. “