If you are one of the many Netflix users who stumbled on the hilarious gem that is Derry Girls while scrolling around for your next show, then chances are you immediately got hooked and are now clamoring for more. The whip-smart, irreverent Irish series has been winning over tons of fans since Netflix acquired it, but since its two seasons consist of only six 30-minute episodes each, viewers can easily start and finish the whole series in one day. After becoming totally engrossed in the world of Derry, you will probably find yourself asking when Derry Girls Season 3 will be on Netflix. Well, it might be a bit of a wait, but rest assured that another season is in the works.
Although Derry Girls is billed as a Netflix Original series, it originated on Britain's Channel 4. The series, which follows the trials and tribulations of a group of high school-aged friends during the '90s in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, first aired on Channel 4 at the very beginning of 2018. It was not until Netflix picked up the international rights to Derry Girls and began streaming Season 1 at the end of 2018 that the series began getting the global attention it deserves. The second season aired on Channel 4 in March of 2019, and when it became available on Netflix in August, even more fans got hooked.
Thankfully, Derry Girls was officially renewed for a third season shortly after Season 2 ended, and with the show's Netflix deal still firmly in place, fans can expect it to be streaming on Netflix at some point in the future. There will be a bit of a wait, though, given how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the production schedule for Season 3.
Since Seasons 1 and 2 of Derry Girls each followed a somewhat similar release schedule both on Channel 4 and on Netflix, fans were expecting the new season to debut on Channel 4 in the early months of 2020 and then to drop on Netflix toward the end of the year. That’s reportedly not going to happen this time around, though. Tara Lynne O’Neill, who plays Ma Mary on the show, revealedthe cast was going to begin filming Season 3 in May, but at the end of March, Channel 4 announced production on Derry Girls was being delayed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
So, like pretty much every other show that was set to begin filming this summer, Derry Girls is kind of in limbo right now until it’s safe to gather together again and work on Season 3. If Derry Girls had been able to begin production in May as planned, Season 3 likely would have premiered towards the end of 2020, but now it’s sounding like fans may have to wait until 2021 for more of Erin, Clare, Orla, Michelle, and James’ antics.
Another year does sound like a long time to wait for a new season of Derry Girls, but you can kill the time by rewatching the first two seasons on Netflix whenever you want. Plus, it’s the perfect show to introduce to your friends who need a Netflix recommendation, since it’s such a fun and quick watch, so you can relive all the good stuff through them.
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