8 Apr 22
Press Pack Article
Interview with Writer, Creator and The Original Derry Girl, Lisa McGee
Where do we find the girls in this third series? What we’ve tried to do this season is to have a theme and a genre in every episode, like a little movie. Episode one takes its tonal inspiration from Goodfellas. We meet the gang on the eve of them getting their GCSE results, the episode is called The Night Before, and it’s all set over one evening. The girls are worried they’re going to have to run away from home because they’re going to be so bad, and wind up getting arrested. Meanwhile, Grandpa Joe’s taken in a stray cat. He’s really fond of it, but it’s killing all the animals in the neighbourhood, and him and Gerry have to dispose of the body of a pet rabbit. So, it’s a bit like a very silly thriller, very moody and sort of noir.