Great news because Derry Girls looks set to get even more seasons 2 years ago

Great news because Derry Girls looks set to get even more seasons

Season 2 starts filming soon and we're set for even more.

After Derry Girls became Channel 4's biggest new comedy for nearly five years, premiering with viewing figures of 2.79 million, a second season seemed as inevitable as Michelle taking the mickey out of James.


Well, with Season 2 set to start filming in October, it appears that Erin, Clare, Michelle, Orla and James are here to stay because Broadcast are reporting that Channel 4 are in "advanced talks" with Hat Trick Productions to make a third season of Lisa McGee's hit show.

There's no need for any of the studio executives to wise up because they know that they've got a genuine critical and commercial hit on their hands.

Lisa McGee's comedy is now the most watched series in Northern Ireland since modern records began in 2002, being watched by an average of 519,000 viewers with a 64.2% share of the audience.

Aside from this, it recently won the Radio Times Comedy Champion award and a bunch of IFTAs.

Ahead of her role in Lisa McGee's play, Girls and Dolls, we got a chance to chat with Jamie-Lee O'Donnell (Michelle in Derry Girls) and she filled us in on the status of Season 2.

"We haven’t got the scripts yet and it’s killing all of us! We’re starting to make things up and guess what’s going to happen. We’ve got a group chat and because we don’t know, we’re all like ‘maybe this will happen.’ We can’ help ourselves, we need to calm down,” she said.

We also asked her about the possibility of stretching the amount of episodes per season - the first season of Derry Girls had six episodes - but the demand is clearly there for more episodes.


"With Derry Girls, because it’s so quick and the jokes just arrive one after another, a half an hour is the perfect time. I know people would like an hour but with the quickness of the jokes, I think half an hour is the ideal time. With regards to more episodes per season, I think that’s more up to Channel 4."

Well, it's clear that the studio are massive fans of the show so we'd love to see more episodes per season. Catch yourself on, Channel 4. Make it happen.

We're just delighted to see the girls - and the wee English fella - returning to our screens.