The ‘Derry Girls’ Are Back for One Last Ride in Season 3 Trailer (VIDEO)
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a first look at Derry Girls Season 3? The hit U.K. Channel 4 comedy — which rose to stateside popularity on Netflix — will come to an end with its upcoming third and final season.
Based on creator Lisa McGee’s adolescent years in 1990s Northern Ireland, the series follows teens Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Orla (Louisa Harland), Clare (Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell), and James (Dylan Llewellyn) through their hilarious teen hijinks, all while living through the difficult political conflict known as The Troubles.
“We lived on the edge back then. We were young, wild, fearless,” says James in the Season 3 trailer. While the teaser promises more hilarious misadventures — from school plays to attractive plumbers to losing Clare at a train station — the Lady Immaculate College schoolgirls (and boy) will also have to come to terms with their quickly-approaching adulthood. And, of course, it wouldn’t be Derry Girls without some jabs at James, aka “The Wee English Fella.”
“I’m sorry, can nobody else hear that absolute racket you’re making,” Michelle comments about her cousin’s breathing. “It’s just breathing,” James responds, to which she fires back, “It’s English breathing, James!”
“It is a bit oppressive, actually,” Erin adds.
The series also stars Tommy Tiernan, Tara Lynne O’Neill, Ian McElhinney, Kathy Kiera Clarke, and Siobhan McSweeney. Commissioned for Channel 4 by Ian Katz, Fiona McDermott, Jack Bayles, and Laura Riseam, McGee serves as an executive producer with Caroline Leddy, Liz Lewin, Jimmy Mulville. Brian Falconer will also produce, and Michael Lennox will direct.
“Just try to enjoy what time you’ve left, girls,” warns Sister Michael (McSweeney), and fans will enjoy their last ride with the Derry Girls when Season 3 premieres later this year. Seasons 1 and 2 are currently available to stream on Netflix.
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