Will there be a second series of 'Derry Girls'?

Esequiel Farfan
Enero 14, 2018

Their biggest new comedy in nearly five years, Channel 4 rushed to renew Lisa McGee's show for a second series this week, after only two episodes had aired. The first outing alone secured Channel 4's biggest comedy series launch in nearly five years, with 2.5 million viewers so far, a 13.5% audience share.

Now, ahead of tonight's second episode, another six part series has been ordered.

Before last night's show even aired the Director of Programmes for Channel 4, Ian Katz, said that they had commisioned the show for a second series because they loved it so much. I'm delighted that we've commissioned a second series and can't wait to see what Lisa does next'.

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Created by writer Lisa McGee, the show is set against the backdrop of The Troubles and follows a group of young people as they navigate their teens in the city of Derry in the early 1990s.

He commissioned the new series with head of comedy Fiona McDermott, who said: 'It's a real thrill, and a testament to all involved, when a new comedy lands so well with such a broad audience. This also doubled the average number of 16-34 year old viewers. At the heart of Derry Girls are brilliant comedy characters that feel universal, mischievous and amusing so it's wonderful to be able to back it with a second outing so quickly and confidently'.

The second episode of the show will air tonight (January 11) on Channel 4 at 10pm.

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