CHANNEL 4's DERRY GIRLS TO END AFTER THIRD SERIES

It has been confirmed that Channel 4's hit comedy series Derry Girls will end after it's upcoming third series, which is due to begin filming soon.



Derry Girls series two launched with a consolidated audience of 3.2m viewers for episode one, which makes it Channel 4’s biggest UK comedy launch episode for 15 years.



Lisa McGee, writer and creator of the series, said: "It was always the plan to say goodbye after three series. Derry Girls is a coming of age story; following five ridiculous teenagers as they slowly... very slowly... start to become adults, while around the the place they call home starts to change too and Norther Ireland enters a new more hopeful phase - which was a small, magical window of time...


"Derry Girls is a love letter to the place I come from and the people who shaped me. It has been an honour to write and I will be forever proud of everything it's achieved. I'd like to thank the people of Derry and Northern Ireland for getting behind us...



"Thanks also to the team behind the series, the incredible Hat Trick productions and a special thanks to Channel 4 - the channel I grew up watching; the channel that made want to write comedy and the only channel that could have made our show...


"Who knows if Erin, Clare, Orla, Michelle and James will return in some other guise someday, but for now this is it for us and we're excited to start filming this series with our incredible cast and crew to hopefully take our loyal fans on one last adventure."



Derry Girls takes a warm and hilarious look at the everyday lives of ordinary people living in extraordinary times.


The series follows Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), her cousin Orla (Louisa Harland) and friends Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell) and Michelle’s tag along English cousin, aka The Wee English Fella, James (Dylan Llewellyn).



The series also stars Tommy Tiernan as Erin’s long-suffering father, Tara Lynne O’Neill as Erin’s mother, Ian McElhinney as Granda Joe and Kathy Kiera Clarke as Aunt Sarah. Siobhan McSweeney also stars as Sister Michael, the straight-talking Headmistress of Lady Immaculate College, where the gang attend.


Previous episodes of Derry Girls are available to stream now on All4.