Channel 4 have struck gold with their new sitcom Derry Girls.
Their biggest new comedy in almost five years, Channel 4 rushed to renew Lisa McGee’s show for a second series this week, after only two episodes had aired. They went on to confirm that another six episodes are in the pipeline, and if they’ve got their ducks in a row, we could very well see series 2 on screen before the end of 2018.
“Derry Girls is a blast of fresh air,” said Ian Katz, Director of Programmes, in a statement. “It’s everything we want from Channel 4 comedy: young, warm, brimming with new talent and rooted in an underrepresented part of the country. And a hit to boot. I’m delighted that we’ve commissioned a second series and can’t wait to see what Lisa does next.”
McGee previously wrote for Being Human, and then went on to create another great show for Channel 4, London Irish. It seems that she and executive producers Caroline Leddy (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner) and Liz Lewin (Crashing, My Mad Fat Diary) are turning into quite the powerful TV team.
Derry Girls follows Erin (Saoirse Monica Jackson), Orla (Louisa Harland) Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell) and Michelle’s cousin James (Dylan Llewellyn) as they all try to navigate their teens in Derry during the 90s.
More as we have it.