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Nicola Coughlan Confirms “brilliant” New Season of Derry Girls

2020 was a rough year and 2021 hasn’t started off on the best foot but Nicola Coughlan has just provided us some light at the end of the tunnel.

The Galway native has recently revealed that there will indeed be another season of Derry Girls and that she has even read the scripts!

The actor, who is currently starring in the hit Netflix show Bridgerton, said that while filming can’t take place due to Covid restrictions at the moment, next season’s script is in development:

We can’t do anything involving a crowd right now, so logistically, it’s really tough. But I spoke to Lisa McGee recently and she talked me through the storylines.

They’re so brilliant, which doesn’t surprise me – she’s just incredible – but it made me want to do it right now.

The 34-year-old also spoke about how she feels the show is educating people who may not know much about Northern Irish history, especially the period of The Troubles.

Like many of us who grew up in Ireland in the 90s, Coughlan remembers hearing about the Good Friday Agreement on the news;

“I remember really distinctly the Good Friday Agreement being signed and thinking, is it over? The constant reports of shootings, bombings – is that going to be finished?

It’s been funny with Derry Girls and people saying they didn’t know all that happened,” she explained.

That’s a huge gap in people’s knowledge – Ireland is Britain’s next-door neighbour.

We’re its closest trading partner. We’re so inextricably linked. Next door neighbours should know what’s going on.”

While we might not get the next season of Derry Girls as soon as we would like (sob), it’s absolutely brilliant to hear that plans are in motion for the third season and we look forward to seeing what Erin, Orla, Clare, Michelle and James get up to next.

Written by Melissa Carton
Published January 11, 2021