After Season 2 dropped its finale on April 9, 2019, Channel 4 renewed the Northern Irish comedy show for Derry Girl Season 3, and the filming began in June 2020. But the production was placed on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In October 2020, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, that plays the role of Erin Quinn, told Metro that the Derry Girl Season 3 filming has been pushed back many times. Shooting from the hometown (Ireland) is important to keep the accuracy of this set.
“We have been pushed [filming] now a few times, and I think we are going to push again,” explained Monica Jackson. It is really important for us that people keep the credibility of the show and that we do not provide any series that is in any way a restricted edition,” she explained.
According to Cosmopolitan, Derry Girls Season 3’s star Nicola Coughlan said that the scripts are already written. She recently talked to the series’s founder Lisa McGee concerning the storylines, which can be”so vibrant.” Nicola Coughlan plays with Clare Devlin, one of Erin’s greatest friends in Derry Girls.
“We can not do anything between a crowd at this time, therefore logistically, it is tough. However, I talked to Lisa McGee recently and she talked me through the storylines. They’re so vibrant, she added. “That doesn’t surprise me she’s just incredible – but it made me want to get it done right now,” said Coughlan.
As of January 2021, the filming isn’t resumed yet. Coughlan said the Derry Girls Season 3 actors are still waiting for the production to begin plus they”can’t do anything involving a crowd at this time, so logistically, it is quite tough.”
“We were supposed to start filming around today,” she explained.
“It was mad since when this all started, I think that your mind makes assumptions to make you feel better, such as it’ll only be a month, it’ll be fine,” she added.
It’s also noted that Derry Girls Season 3 is the last and final season of the series. The girls are growing up and they will pass from a Catholic college. In a meeting, Radio Times Lisa McGee told she’d like to cast Dara O Briain in Season 3.
“Oh god, it’s always comedians with me. Dara O Briain, I adore. I don’t know if he does some acting,” said the founder.
It’s anticipated that the main cast from Season 2 will return to play their respective roles in Derry Girls Season 3. The stars are Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Dylan Llewellyn, Tara Lynne O’Neill, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Siobhán McSweeney, Tommy Tiernan, and Ian McElhinney.
As the filming of Derry Girls Season 3 is set on hold for the Coronavirus pandemic, so as of yet we don’t have any official release date. Stay tuned!