Derry Girls creator says they are in talks to make a movie

Derry Girls writer and creator Lisa McGee said in an interview that a movie is "definitely something we're talking about and something I'd like to explore."

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After a triumphant season two of Derry Girls, Lisa McGee has shared some insight into what fans can expect in season three. When asked about the possibility of a Derry Girls movie, McGee said: “that’s definitely something we’re talking about”.

During a recent interview with the show’s writer and creator Lisa McGee, she shared a few details of what season three will have in store.

“They’re still eejits, and they still get into a lot of trouble, but they’re certainly going to grow up a little bit,” McGee told Red Carpet News.

“There’s definitely a very personal journey that they go on, as well as a political one. It’s an exciting time for them because they’re just on the cusp of adulthood,” said McGee.

From what McGee shared it’s also likely that we will see a return of the cast in full plus special guests in a number of episodes.

“There’s lots of new guest characters, as always. In every episode, we have a new big guest star come in. That’s really exciting, writing those (roles). That has been good craic, looking forward to shooting all of that,” said McGee.

With news of Derry Girls season three being confirmed, talk of a movie continues. From what McGee told the interviewer, it would seem that the show is already in talks about creating a movie.

“That’s definitely something we’re talking about and something I’d like to explore. It’s just if the story is right. So, it’s about me figuring all that out… at some point!” said McGee.

Derry Girls gained a new audience of LGBT+ fans when in the first series of the sitcom, the character Clare came out as a lesbian.

Nicola Coughlan, the actress who plays her, said at the time, “I hope that we’ve played it right and I hope, for a lot of young gay kids out there, that we’ve done that kind of story justice. I know we’re a comedy, but at the same time we felt the weight of responsibility, and we wanted to do it properly.”

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