Rejoice! Tomorrow sees the long awaited return of the much loved comedy smash, Derry Girls to the small screen.
Fans of Erin, Michelle, Clare, Orla, James can tune in to Channel 4 at 9.15pm tomorrow night to catch creator Lisa McGee’s hilarious show.
In the official Derry Girls press release, it says: “The Girls are back. And while series one saw our gang navigating parents, parties, love interests and school against a backdrop of The Troubles, series two sees them navigating…parents, parties, love interests and school against the backdrop of a precarious peace process.
“Northern Ireland is growing up – the gang certainly aren’t. And peace throws up its own challenges – like how to persuade your parents to let you go to a reconciliation concert in the den of iniquity that is Belfast (“you might as well sell the wains into white slavery!”) or how to hunt down Bill Clinton’s “Base Camp” when he visits Derry. But it’s not just peace stressing our gang out – there’s protestant boys, an exciting new teacher, a wedding, a prom, an exotic new classmate and that’s not even the half of it. Life is just one problem after another.”
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) February 27, 2019
The final episode of the previous series received great praise when Clare came out as a lesbian. Creator McGee said: “I always wanted to tell a sort of very real teenage story in the mix of it all, and I suppose someone not being able to say who they are is a horrible thing.”
Nicola Coughlan, who plays Clare added: “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 really felt the weight of responsibility and we wanted to do it properly.”
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