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'Derry Girls' Season Two Gets Air Date

'Derry Girls' Season Two Gets Air Date

Following the release of a long-awaited trailer last week, Channel 4 has given season two of Derry Girls an official air date.

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The first episode of the beloved sitcom set in Northern Ireland during the troubles will hit Channel 4 on Tuesday, 5th March at 9.15pm.

Lisa McGee's second series will see Saoirse-Monica Jackson reprise her role as Erin, Louisa Harland as her cousin Orla, Nicola Coughlan as Clare, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell as Michelle plus more joining the starry line-up.

The preview at season two, which was released earlier this month, saw the gang reunited and heading off for a weekend away to see Take That in concert (or as Erin's mammy calls them, 'This and That'). They are also seen dancing to 'Oops Up Insider Your Head' at a school disco, bringing Derry Girls viewers absolute nostalgia.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Season one won a flurry of awards and accolades, with McGee picking up the gong for Best Comedy Writing on Television at the 2018 British Screenwriters' Awards.

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It also won Best Comedy at last year's Irish Film and Television Awards, and was nominated for a number of other prizes at prestigious industry ceremonies.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Channel 4 boss Ian Katz said: "Derry Girls is a blast of fresh air. 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."

He added: "I'm delighted that we've commissioned a second series and can't wait to see what Lisa does next."

And it seems like this second season might not be the last for Derry Girls either, as Channel 4 is reportedly in "advanced talks" to commission a third, although there has been no confirmation just yet. Sounds promising to us!

Derry Girls hits Channel 4 on 5th March at 9.15pm.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Entertainment, TV Entertainment, Channel 4

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