Derry Girls Season 3: Storyline, Release, Cast, Will This Be the Final Season of Derry Girls?

Derry Girls Season 3: Derry Girls is a British teen sitcom produced and written by Lisa McGee that debuted on Channel 4 on January 4, 2018.  The series, which was inspired by McGee’s personal experiences growing up in Derry, Northern Ireland, during the final years of the Troubles, was the channel’s most successful comedy since Father Ted.

A fictitious girls’ Catholic secondary school based on McGee’s own Thornhill College, the film stars Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicol Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, and Dylan Llewellyn as five teens living in Derry in the mid-1990s.

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For the British TV show Derry Girls from Hat Trick Productions, most of the movie is shot in Northern Ireland. Most of the movie is filmed in the cities of Derry and Belfast.

Because Derry Girls is a fictional story, it often talks about things that happened in real life. For example, it talks about the 1994 IRA ceasefire and President Bill Clinton’s 1995 trip to Northern Ireland.

Political leaders like Ian Paisley, Gerry Adams, and John Hume are on TV and radio shows that families watch and listen to.

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There’s also music from the Corrs and The Cranberries. Can you believe Derry Girls season two came out in July 2019? And although watching the program on repeat never gets old, we are eagerly anticipating a new season of the award-winning comedy show.

The good news is that a third season has been announced and is imminent.

Here’s everything we know, from the trailer to the release date.

What’s the Storyline for Derry Girls Season 3?

We don’t know much about season three of the drama, which is set during the Northern Irish Troubles, save that the episode will be set in “peacetime.” “It was intriguing for all kinds of reasons because it was so unusual,” the show’s creator recalled. Then, I imagine, fear set in as we realized what we were losing.”

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She also discussed a possible romance subplot involving James and Erin (played by Saoirse-Monica Jackson), stating how she “always assumed James liked her” but has yet to come to that conclusion. Please pass the tissues…

Who Is in Derry Girls Season 3?

The main Derry Girls cast is all expected to reprise their roles for a third season.

  • Erin Quinn is played by Saoirse-Monica Jackson.
  • Orla McCool is played by Louisa Harland.
  • Clare Devlin is played by Nicola Coughlan.
  • Michelle Mallon is played by Jamie-Lee O’Donnell.
  • James Maguire is played by Dylan Llewellyn.
  • Tara Lynne O’Neill in the role of Ma/Mary Kathy Aunt Kiera Clarke (Kiera Clarke) Sister Michael is played by Sarah Siobhan McSweeney.
  • Da/Gerry is played by Tommy Tiernan.
  • Granda is played by Ian McElhinney. Joe
  • Uncle Colm is played by Kevin McAleer.
  • Jenny Joyce is played by Leah O’Rourke.

Derry Girls Season 3 Release Date

Season 3 of Derry Girls will premiere on Channel 4 on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 9:15 p.m. Channel 4 verified the announcement in late March 2022. The season is planned to have six episodes, which will air on Tuesdays in the coming weeks.

This indicates that the final episode will air on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Derry Girls was renewed for a third season by Channel 4 in April 2020, with filming planned to begin in June of that year.

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According to series star Nicola Coughlan, production was halted due to the coronavirus epidemic (who plays Clare). The Bridgerton actress told the Belfast Telegraph in January 2021 that the cast was still waiting for filming to resume due to the requirement to shoot in Derry.

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“We’re still waiting because it’s important to the show that we film in Derry,” she explained. “And we can’t do anything involving a crowd right now, so logistics are extremely difficult.”

Will This Be the Final Season of Derry Girls?

Sadly, creator Lisa McGee announced in September 2021 that the beloved comedy will end after three seasons. “It was always planned to end after three series,” McGee said.

“We’re excited to begin shooting this season with our wonderful cast and crew to hopefully take our committed fans on one final tour.”

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Actor Tommy Tiernan (Erin’s father Gerry) said in March 2020 that season three will be the show’s last.

“As far as I know, this is the absolute final season,” he said on Jason Manford’s Absolute Radio program. McGee tweeted at the time that she was writing Series 3 and didn’t know what the future held, but “please don’t worry.”


McGee’s personal experiences growing up in Derry, Northern Ireland, during the last years of the Troubles inspired the series. “It was interesting for a lot of reasons,” the show’s creator said, remembering childhood recollections of her own.

When we realized what was at risk, I think genuine dread set in.

Derry Girls Season 3 will premiere on Channel 4 on April 12, 2022, at 9:15 p.m. In late March 2022, Channel 4 confirmed the news.