Derry Girls Season 3
The third and last series of Derry Girls is set to have plenty of craic, cameos and insane experiences all mixed up in the best Derry can serve. The stars of Derry Girls flaunted the red carpet at the Omniplex on Derry’s Strand Road for the premiere of the 3rd and last series – Derry Girls Season 3.
Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Erin), Jamie-Lee O’Donnell (Michelle) and Ian McElhinney (Granda Joe) were joined by Art Campion (Dad Peter), Michael Lennox (Director) and Lisa McGee (writer/creator).
Lisa McGee stated she can’t believe the appeal of the program but is so proud to be such a huge part of it: “I was so worried about how everyone would require to the show when it initially aired,” she said.
“When you compose a show about a place, particularly your hometown, you require individuals to like it. Thank god they did or I would never ever have the ability to come back,” she chuckled.
The hit Channel 4 show has fans across the globe and has seen Derry put on the map for all the best factors.
Derry locals themselves, Saoirse-Monica Jackson who plays Erin and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell who plays Michelle, said it makes them so proud to be part of something so special and in their precious Derry.
” I will never get this chance in my career,” Erin stated. “To have all my household at a premiere of something so special, it’s amazing. We are so fortunate and happy to be a part of such a remarkable show.”
Jamie-Lee included: “To bring the best back house to Derry and to shine such a favorable light on Derry, it implies the world to us.”
The show’s Director, Michael Lennox, said his job was made so simple by the great cast: “I feel so honoured to have worked with this big, crazy household. The cast and team gelled so well, we actually produced something special together.”
Ian McElhinney who plays Granda Joe stated it felt like the best ending to the precious show, “It’s not often you get control over when a program ends,” he stated. “This ending felt right. The program is called Derry Girls and they’re all maturing into girls, they can’t be girls forever. This was the best time and the perfect ending.”
The third and final series of Derry Girls Season 3 will be emotional however is set to be full of craic, cameos and crazy life experiences.
The very first episode of the much anticipated series will air on Channel 4 on April 12 at 9.15 pm. You can watch the teaser trailer below to get a sneek peek at what Lisa has in store.
Update 2023: Lisa McGee has been awarded The Freedom Of The City by Derry City and Strabane District Council and the first woman to have this conferred on.
“I’m immensely proud to be from Derry.,” she said. “ As a writer working in television in an industry that is notoriously difficult to break into and survive in, being from Derry has always felt like my super power. It’s a city steeped in story and full of story-tellers.”
The big question is “What’s next” – is there a film, a book or another series ready to come to our screens? Watch this space.
Ask your guide to show you the exhibits from the Derry Girls series in the Tower Museum (if still available?) and to get your picture taken at the ‘Mural Masterpiece’ on the gable wall of Badger’s Bar on Orchard Street, Derry.