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A 'Derry Girls' Movie Is Officially Happening, According To Show's Creator

A 'Derry Girls' Movie Is Officially Happening, According To Show's Creator

Derry Girls is getting a film adaptation, according to the show's creator, Lisa McGee.

Lisa made the revelation while addressing rumours that the third series of the Channel 4 show could be the last.

Speaking to The Irish Mirror about moving on to a Derry Girls film, she said: "For a while, I was kind of like, I dunno, will it work?

"But now an idea is starting to vaguely form in my head."

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Hinting she could start work on the movie pretty soon, she added: "After series 3 I'll think about that a bit more.

"I'd like to do it, and I think the girls would like to do it. The cast even, some of them are men and boys.

"I think that would sort of be the long term plan. We should have been shooting [series 3] now but it has been pushed back and we are trying to wait until it is safe."

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During her interview, Lisa also talked about the difficulties the coronavirus pandemic was creating, while working on series 3.

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"There is a lot of stuff to work out," she said. "Our show is complicated to film in these circumstances. We want to do it as well as we possibly can, we want it to be brilliant."

The show was confirmed for its third series pretty much immediately after the finale of series 2 aired in April 2019.

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But fans were left devastated when Tommy Tiernan, who plays Erin's long-suffering father Gerry, confirmed on the radio that the series could be the last on telly.

Little did we know that was because it's likely moving to the big screen, eh?

The 'Derry Girls' cast in action (Credit: Channel 4)
The 'Derry Girls' cast in action (Credit: Channel 4)

The hilarious sitcom, written by Derry-born Lisa, follows Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), her cousin Orla (Louisa Harland), their friends Michelle (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell) and Clare (Nicola Coughlan), and Michelle's English cousin James (Dylan Llewellyn) as they navigate their teenage years during the end of the early 1990s 'Troubles' in Derry.

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The girls attend a strict Catholic girl's secondary, Our Lady Immaculate Girls' School, where James has also enrolled for his safety due to his English accent.

We can't wait to see what they have in store for us next.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Derry Girls, TV News, TV Entertainment, Channel 4

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