After the release of Derry Girls Season 2 on March 5, 2019, the third season was scheduled for release in 2020 but the production was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, there was a one-piece gap between Season 1 and Season 2.
Nicola Coughlan, who portrays Clare Devlin, has confirmed that Derry Girls Season 3’s filming will commence everywhere in 2021. The Irish celebrity has said that”the new chapter will go on floors that this year after being delayed indefinitely as a result of coronavirus pandemic.”
She took to Twitter to place a GIF with the caption”Can affirm Series 3 of Derry Girls is filming this year and I can name bloody wait.”
Nicola Coughlan also wrote that the COVID-19 has pushed back the filming of Derry Girls Season 3 a few times” but frankly the storylines in this show would be the best we’ve ever done so that I can not tell you just how worth it the wait will have been”.
The Channel 4 series, written and created by Lisa McGee, follows a group of teenagers living in Derry, Northern Ireland, throughout the Troubles in Derry, 1990. Erin and her cousin Orla using their friends Clare, Michelle, and James (Michelle’s cousin) would attend a secondary school for catholic girls.
Derry Girls has received numerous awards and has been nominated for multiple BAFTAs. While Derry Girls Season 3 is below creation, its release date hasn’t yet been announced.
According to Cosmopolitan UK, each of the five women will return to reprise their roles within the third season. Saoirse-Monica Jackson will return as Erin Quinn, Louisa Harland as Orla McCool, Nicola Coughlan as Clare Devlin, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell as Michelle Mallon, and Dylan Llewellyn as James Maguire.
It’s also expected that Derry Girls Season 3 will bring back Siobhán McSweeney as Sister Michael, the headmistress of the school that the women attend.