Derry Girls star thinks the show might end after Season 3
With Season 3 of Derry Girls set to start filming in May, it's fair to say that the excitement levels are higher than the gang when they were heading off to see
This and That Take That.
"We start filming in May, but we haven't gotten the scripts yet. So, we don't know what's going to happen yet but we're all really excited to be back together," said Tara Lynne O'Neill (Ma Mary) in a recent interview with JOE, but what about the future beyond the next season?
Lisa McGee has previously said that a Derry Girls movie is "something we're talking about and something I'd like to explore" and in a recent interview with The Irish Times Women's Podcast , Siobhan McSweeney (Sister Michael) said that she envisions the story as being a three-season journey.
It should be noted that there has been no official comment from Channel 4 or Lisa McGee about the show's future, but when asked by Róisín Ingle if she feels that Season 3 could be the last, McSweeney said: "Yeah, I think so. You know, I don't talk about this with Lisa but I personally see it as a three series thing.
"You know, after the Clinton visit, ceasefire, Good Friday Agreement, and then finish school. It's a beautiful little triptych, isn't it? It's a gorgeous little thing. This being said, if we go on and on and on, I'd be very happy. Well, my bank manager would be!"
No plot details have yet been revealed for Season 3 but in a previous interview with JOE, Lisa McGee said that she does have a very specific event that she'd love to depict in the show, the Good Friday Agreement.
"Obviously, the political timeline is a bit tricky and I’d need to do a lot of sitting down and thinking about how to work the plot out," McGee said.
"Hopefully, they’ll say that we can have another go. I’d love that. I’d love to get the story up to the Good Friday Agreement but that’s tricky. You know, we’ve ended Season 2 with Clinton's speech in Derry that took place in ’95. It’s a bit of a way off but I just need to work all that out. I'd definitely want to cover the Good Friday Agreement. It was the biggest moment in my lifetime and it was huge for Northern Ireland. It would be a shame not to try and tell that story."
Even if Derry Girls does come to an end after Season 3, there's always the spinoff show that Tara Lynne O'Neill pitched to us.
Whatever the future has in store for Lisa McGee's show, we're certain the next season is going to be cracker.
You can listen to McSweeney's discussion about the future of Derry Girls below (19:35).