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03rd Sep 2021

Season 3 of Derry Girls to officially starts this month

Ellen Fitzpatrick

They’re back.

It’s been a long time coming and boy have we missed it but Derry Girls is on its way back for another season.

After three years off the air, the cast of Derry Girls has been spotted on set, and honestly, it’s exactly what we needed to hear today.

With Covid-19, among other things, pushing back filming for three years now, the cast and crew at back in the heart of Derry City and are ready to bring us the highly anticipated third season.

Not only have they been spotted, but Ian McElhinney, who is best known as Granda Joe on the show, has revealed that filming is set to resume at the end of September.

l-r: James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), Erin Quinn (Saoirse Jackson), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Clare Devlin (NIcola Coughlan),

Speaking to The Belfast Telegraph, Ian said that the crew are hoping to have the series wrapped up by Christmas time and are aiming to have it on our screens by Spring 2022.

Filming was initially meant to start in May 2020 but was later delayed to the start of 2021, but with further restrictions set in at the time, it was delayed once again.

Ian said: “It’ll be great and we’ll be delighted to see it back because it’s still in people’s hearts a little bit which is nice.”

While the cast is rejoining forces, Nicola Coughlan who places Clare in the series is currently in the UK filming the second series of Bridgerton, which is equally just as exciting.

But unfortunately for her, The Sun has reported that Bridgerton is in a bit of a pickle after Covid tests got mixed up, and filming has been delayed due to it as everyone needed to be retested.

And with this being possibly the last season ever of Derry Girls, we’re just hoping Nicola makes it back in time to get her scenes in.