Derry Girls

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Category: Press Pack Article

The critically acclaimed, award-winning Derry Girls is back, as Lisa McGee's candid, family-centred comedy returns for the third and final series. While Northern Ireland is growing up, this gang of eejits certainly aren't any time soon - there's hope in the air that The Troubles may finally be over, but their troubles are only just getting started as they get ever closer to 'adulthood'. Derry Girls once again follows Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), her cousin Orla (Louisa Harland) and their friends Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell) and Michelle's tag-along English cousin, aka The Wee English Fella, James (Dylan Llewellyn). The series also stars Tommy Tiernan as Erin's long-suffering father Gerry, Tara Lynne O'Neill as Erin's mother Mary, Ian McElhinney as Granda Joe, Kathy Kiera Clarke as Aunt Sarah, and Siobhán McSweeney as Sister Michael, the straight-talking headmistress of Our Lady Immaculate College, where the group attend. It's the first episode and the gang are back! Tomorrow is GCSE results day and, while passions run high, confidence is at rock bottom. If things go badly, how will they face their mammies again? They definitely need a plan... Back home, a new member of the Quinn household is causing chaos in the neighbourhood.

Creator/Writer: Lisa McGee; Prod: Brian J. Falconer; Dir: Michael Lennox; Exec Prods: Caroline Leddy, Liz Lewin, Lisa McGee, Jimmy Mulville; Prod Co: Hat Trick Productions