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22nd Feb 2021

Nicola Coughlan confirms filming for Derry Girls season 3 to start this year

Brian Dillon

Nicola Coughlin confirms filming for Derry Girls season 3 to start this year

Actress Nicola Coughlan has confirmed on social media that filming for Derry Girls season 3 will begin this year.

Production on Derry Girls was postponed due to the pandemic, but it has been confirmed that things will get going again soon. The second season of Derry Girls ended in April 2019, meaning we haven’t seen a new episode since then.

Taking to Twitter, Nicola wrote, “Can confirm Series 3 of Derry Girls is filming this year and I cannae bloody wait.

“Covid has pushed back filming several times which has been so shite, but honestly the storylines in this series are the best we’ve ever done so I can’t tell you how worth it the wait will have been.”

The exact date of filming has not yet be confirmed. Either way, we’re delighted to find out that we’ll be getting Derry Girls season 3, hopefully sooner rather than later. Production of the Channel Four show, which explores teenage life in the 90s against a backdrop of The Troubles, was supposed to begin in Spring of last year.

Coughlan, who plays Claire Devlin in the series,  has seen major success since first appearing on the show. The 34-year-old actress from Galway recently starred in Bridgerton as Penelope Featherington, which officially became the most-watched Netflix series of all time last month with around 82 million households viewing the show in just 28 days.

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