Watch: Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee shares preview for final series 3

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Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee has shared a hilarious preview of the latest hit comedy series and it looks like the girls could potentially end up in hot water with the police.

A short dramatic trailer shows a number of RUC officers and armed response units arriving, as the officer in charge asks the five main actors to “put their hands up, turn around slowly and place the palms flat against the wall ”.

Suddenly appear Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell), Orla (Louisa Harland) and James (Dylan Llewellyn) – with Saoirse-Monica Jackson shouting, “This is a set up ”, before Nicola Coughlan brilliantly launches:“ You have all my cooperation, sir ”.

The trailer ends with confirmation that the show will arrive on Channel 4 next year, although there is still no specific date.

Posting the trailer on Twitter, McGee wrote, “If you’ve got a problem. If no one else can solve it… DO NOT call the Derry Girls. Preview of Series 3 for Christmas.

The series stars Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Louisa Harland and Dylan Llewellyn as five teenage boys who attend the fictional Our Lady Immaculate Girls school in Derry in the 1990s.

The show has received critical acclaim since its debut in 2018, becoming one of the most-watched series on UK television.

It has also won a series of accolades, including a Royal Television Society Award in 2019 for best scripted comedy, as well as two BAFTA nominations.

The third series is set to be the last after Lisa McGee confirmed the news in September in a touching Twitter post saying goodbye to the series.

In recent days, various cast members have also said their own emotional farewells at the end of filming.

Filming for the series was originally scheduled to begin in June of last year before the pandemic delayed production.

Earlier this week, Nicola Coughlan, known for playing Clare Devlin, posted a photo online describing her time over the years as “quite a ride.”

While Siobhan McSweeney, who plays beloved sister Michael, shared a snap of her signature veil and boots, expressing her “love” for the character, as she was inundated with homage for playing the role by fans online.

“Good bye, crazy woman. You have changed my life. I know you would hate to hear this, but I love you. #DerryGirls #srmichaelforever, ”she wrote on Twitter.

While next year will mark the end of the series, writer McGee hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of the main cast appearing elsewhere.

Writing in September, she said: “Derry Girls is a love letter to where I come from and the people who shaped me. It has been an honor to write it and I will always be proud of everything it has accomplished. I want to thank the people of Derry and Northern Ireland for their support. “

“Who knows if Erin, Clare, Orla, Michelle and James will ever return in another form, but so far that’s all for us and we’re excited to start filming this series with our amazing cast and crew for, hopefully, take our loyal fans on one final adventure, ”she added.


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