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Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee confirms a movie is in the works

Filming for season three of the show has been delayed due to COVID-19


Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee has confirmed that a Derry Girls movie will follow the third season of the show.


The Channel 4 show is set in 1990s Derry and follows friends Erin Quinn, Orla McCool, Clare Devlin, Michelle Mallon and 'The Wee English Fella' James Maguire.


Speaking on The Ray D'Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 yesterday, Lisa said she has an idea for a big-screen story.


"For a while I didn't know if it would work but now an idea is starting to vaguely form in my head, so after series three I'll think about that a bit more."


"I'd like to do it and I think the cast would too so that would be the long-term plan," she added.


Filming for season three of the show has been postponed due to COVID-19.


"We should have been shooting it now but we obviously had to push back, we are waiting until it's safe as there's a lot of stuff to work out."


"The show is quite complicated to film in these circumstances," Lisa explained.


"We want to do it as well as we possibly can. We want it to be brilliant so we're trying to figure a lot of stuff out at the minute but I think we'll get there."


Season one of the critically acclaimed show is currently available to stream on Netflix. The second season was added to the streaming service on July 9th but promptly deleted five days later following a mix-up regarding streaming rights.

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