Derry Girls star announces when season 2 will begin filming and it gets even better
It might also be coming to Netflix. Yes!
It's fitting that the season finale of Derry Girls involved a talent show because since airing this year, everyone has been bowled over by the remarkable talent of Lisa McGee (creator and writer) and the cast of Derry Girls.
As stated previously, the show was a big winner at the IFTAs and it appeared that the cast and crew were more than happy to share the spotlight with another outstanding Irish comedy, The Young Offenders.
Derry Girls won the award for best comedy with Lisa McGee picking up the award for best writer in a comedy or soap.
Elsewhere, Chris Walley (Jock) from The Young Offenders picked up the award for best performance, with Peter Foott winning best director of a comedy or soap.
Here's Lisa McGee and the wonderful Hilary Rose (Máiréad MacSweeney in The Young Offenders) sharing their moment in the spotlight. Well deserved.
— Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) June 1, 2018
In an interview with Ray D'Arcy on RTE Radio 1, Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Erin) and Jamie-Lee O'Donnell (Michelle) have said that the new season of Derry Girls will start filming at the start of October.
When asked about the idea of the show being added to Netflix, O'Donnell said to her co-star: "It's gonna be on Netflix, isn't it?
Here's what Jackson had to say about the idea of Derry Girls being added to the Netflix library.
"Obviously, we'd love to get that trajectory of Netflix and all the rest of it. It would be great for people to be able to watch it all in the one go because it is one of those things that happened so fast. It would be great to watch it consecutively but we'll have to wait and see. It's still up on the Channel 4 player in case you have to see it," she said.
Granted, nothing official has been announced but we saw a similar distribution tactic with Channel 4's other recent comedy hit, The End of the F**king World.
With regards to Season 2, Lisa McGee has previously confirmed that those rumours about Nadine Coyle's appearance in the show are true.
“Yeah I’ve been in contact with Nadine, I’m going to meet up with her in the next few weeks’ she’s a big fan of the show as well. I haven’t even written it yet you know, it’s just one of those things. I am just trying to find stories for the main characters at the minute so I am coming up with those and trying to just find the joy of it again. It was really nice writing that first series so I need to just go back and talk to my friends and find those stories," she said.
With regards to the plot, during the season finale, McGee's decision to juxtapose the scene of the girls dancing to Orla's step aerobics with the traumatic bombing really resonated with audiences. It appears that the writer will continue to mix the hilarious one-liners with some poignant drama.
"There is loads there, so it just about finding the right ones for series two and what political thing is going to float into it, I might do the ceasefire, I might not, so I am just working through all that at the minute," she said.
We can't wait.