Channel 4 reveals surprise episode of Derry Girls set around Good Friday Agreement 2 weeks ago

Channel 4 reveals surprise episode of Derry Girls set around Good Friday Agreement

The extended episode will air after the Season 3 finale.

As we speed towards the final episode of the third - and final - season of Derry Girls, we've actually got some good news for you, as Channel 4 has revealed that there will actually be one more episode following that finale.

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The 45-minute episode - titled The Agreement - will take place one year after the Season 3 finale, with the cast preparing for their final year of school, set against the backdrop of the Good Friday Agreement.

The special's synopsis is as follows:

"It’s the week of the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement and its timing couldn’t be any worse as the highlight of the year, Erin and Orla’s joint 18th birthday party, threatens to be overshadowed. While the family try to get their heads around the possible outcomes of the vote, the gang realise that they may not be ready for what the future holds."

Show creator Lisa McGee had the following to say about the special announcement of the new episode:

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"Like all the very best 90s bands, I couldn't resist ending our farewell tour with an encore for our loyal fans. I'm delighted to say we'll be returning for one extended special - airing in the same week as our final episode. The special deals with the historic and momentous Good Friday Agreement vote, which coincides with the gang's coming of age, they enter adulthood just as Northern Ireland embarks on a new future.

"I'm so proud of this show and of our incredible cast and crew and everything we've achieved over the past 5 years. What a journey it's been. I'm so grateful Channel 4 gave me the space to end the stories of these characters that mean so much to me with this special. I really hope the fans love it as much as I do.

"Derry people aren't great at saying goodbye so I will instead use one of our native expressions 'That's us away now'. Love Lisa McGee, always a Derry Girl."

The Agreement is set to air the same week as Season 3's finale, which will air at 9pm on Tuesday, 17 May.

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JOE recently caught up with McGee, who told us that "the show's last ever episode is my favourite thing I've ever done." You can check out our full chat with the Derry Girls creator right here: