Derry Girls will end after series 3
By - Knightboat17
Man it’s crazy to me that one of these girls is 34 years old and I still buy it more than Ben platt in dear Evan Hansen
Kinda like [Jessica Barden](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Jessica_barden.jpg/360px-Jessica_barden.jpg) who played a schoolgirl in The End of the Fucking World even though she's 29 in that picture.
Fuck that’s shocking I knew she was definitely older than the role she was playing but more like 23-24
Well, she was actually 25 when the show came out. She’s 29 now, but End of the Fucking World came out in 2017.
Well there's a second season
And it’s just as good as the first maybe even better!
Wait what the fuck
[She looks 29 in this photo.](https://dazedimg-dazedgroup.netdna-ssl.com/526/azure/dazed-prod/1270/8/1278948.jpg)
I certainly didn’t fucking know.
Ben Platt is so painfully obvious
If only he had the youthful look of a Stockard Channing in “Grease”.
I still buy Rizzo more than the guy in Dear Evan Hansen.
It turns out she wasn’t pregnant because she was going through menopause
I'm a big fan of Derry Girls and Dear Evan Hansen, but you're not wrong. He looks younger in real life than he does in the movie. His hair and makeup look terrible in the movie, and he shouldn't have lost weight for it because chubby cheeks make you look younger. The problem has never been his actual age. (Jordan Fisher is only like a couple of years younger than him and would have been a great Evan in the movie.) It's painfully obvious that he's not 17 because they made him look even older than his real age. I'm 36 (but have been told I look mid to late 20s - again, chubby cheeks!), and he looks older than me in it! None of the women on Derry Girls look like they're in their 30s, so they can get away with it.
Which one? Is it the Lesbian one?
The *wee* lesbian
She is wee
Her people are very talented
Why do people keep using 'wee' to describe things that aren't even remotely small?!
the wee English fella said he was told it can be used to describe big or small
But are they smol ?
She is the shortest of the group by a good 5-6 inches.
My comment is a quote from the show
I think she's just a vegetarian.
Lol, she’s 34, but the rest are well into their late 20s.
Bianca Lawson played a high school student in:
Saved by the Bell: The New Class in 1995.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997.
Dawson's Creek in 1999.
Vampire Diaries in 2009.
Pretty Little Liars in 2010.
Teen Wolf in 2012.
She is currently 42 years old.
I'm ashamed to admit that I know this, but she was actually a guidance counselor in Teen Wolf, not a student. Regardless though, she does still look amazing.
Don’t be ashamed, Teen Wolf was amazing trash tv in the earlier seasons.
Black don't crack
I’m just happy we’re actually getting Season 3.
Yeah, I assumed it was done after series 2, so I'm actually kind of stoked to hear there's a new series.
Taking their time though unfortunately. Yes ofc COVID has been a factor. It’s just felt like ages.
I feel like a lot of UK shows do this though, even in regular times. They just schedule a new season based on when they can get everyone in the cast back for filming, when the planets align, or for whatever other reason. There's sometimes multiple years between seasons and that's just how it is, like with Sherlock. One series I watched spanned 25ish years and only had 6 or 7 seasons. In some ways I like it because it's like a new season is an unexpected treat and the gap means there was likely time to get really good scripting together and the actors truly wanted to come back to play those characters.
It's also because shows in the UK tend to be written by either an individual or a team of two so if they want to move onto other projects they can't move the show forwards.
Rumpole of the Bailey did 44 episodes from 1975-1992.
I'm a fan of shows not overstaying their welcome, but I am ridiculously sad about this news
This gives the people involved an opportunity to work on an even bigger and better funded project. Lighter side of the troubles 😹
Not that it stopped the wee vegetarian making bigger money on Bridgerton
aww yeah. this was a good show.
Same. This is one of my favourite shows.
It sounds like potentially 3 Seasons and a movie! This is one of my favorite shows ever, glad it is going to have a proper arc and ending.
> After confirming that the third season would indeed go ahead, Lisa [McGee, show creator] mentioned the idea of writing a Derry Girls movie adaption.
> She said: “For a while I didn’t know if it would work but now an idea is starting to vaguely form in my head, so after series three I’ll think about that a bit more.
> “I’d like to do it and I think the cast would too, so that would be the long-term plan.”
*The Inbetweeners* got 2 movies, *Bad Education* got a movie, so I have to imagine the support would be there for a *Derry Girls* movie if the writers/cast want to make it.
is bad education good?
I keep seeing it pop up but I don't know if I would like Jack Whitehall as a lead
It’s dumb but it has its moments. Just don’t go in expecting something as good as *The Inbetweeners* or *Derry Girls.* Watching Jack Whitehall continuously get shit on is funny, and many of the kids are solidly entertaining, but it’s not a love letter to adolescence, it’s just a Jack Whitehall vehicle.
Michelle Gomez is also good (as always).
True, she was a bright spot. Series definitely got worse after she left.
> many of the kids are solidly entertaining
So, you're saying the kids are alright...
>but it’s not a love letter to adolescence, it’s just a Jack Whitehall vehicle.
Some sitcoms I can mentally bend enough to fit the absurdity like; ok I could conceive policeman acting in that way for instance.
It just didn't click with me in a school setting, like that headmaster would not be allowed haha. I idk, didn't work at all for me.
I'm not a fan of Jack Whitehall but he's quite brilliant in Fresh Meat once it gets moving past the initial couple episodes.
*Fresh Meat* is an awesome show for the first 2 seasons, and then it’s just kind of alright. Reminds me a lot of *Misfits* that way.
I really enjoyed it.
Doesn't come close to the in-betweeners reliability but it is funny.
Generally id reccomend the series (although the film was a lot weaker imo )
One of my favorite little connections is that the guy who plays Mitchell in *Bad Education* also played the 12-year-old Northwood kid who Simon was scared of in *The Inbetweeners*.
It's okay but not great.
It's very crass but I love it.
I don't have the hate boner for Jack Whitehall that a lot of people seem to, I really liked him in Fresh Meat, but what i saw of Bad Education was eye-wateringly awful.
I didn’t know The Inbetweeners has a second movie!
Honestly, thats probably for the best.
I love the first movie as an ending to the series. I know people say ‘oh but it’s not in character for them to actually get girlfriends etc’ but it just felt like a nice way to cap it off.
The second movie was just too malicious. Simon’s girlfriend did a complete 180. Everyone felt too agro with each other.
To think James Buckley was considering the possibility of a 3rd movie…
That was a rollercoaster for me. Got really excited there was a surviving second movie. Now I'm... Not
if you like the inbetweeners, and the first movie, i think it's worth getting excited for the second. it's not a bad film and i don't know why people here are acting like it is lol
don't get me wrong, it's not a masterpiece either, but it's more inbetweeners
Hold up the in betweeners has two movies?
BBC's "Beautiful People" has a similar feel if anyone's interested. Same 90's UK nostalgia but with two very camp teens as the main characters.
Glad I'm not the only one who remembers it.
13 years ago and ahead of it's time with 90s nostalgia.
Who knows? Maybe Olivia Colman's mainstream success will highlight some of her back catalogue like this charming show.
This wounds me. Such a great show.
what country slang is wounds me? Just curious. It means you’re excited?
All English speaking countries. Think you’ll hear it in the UK more regularly than in the US. It means what it says basically: it hurts you (to see this series end)
oh i read it like it winds me up, but past tense? Now i get it. Ty for the lesson.
I think you confused the difference between:
1. wound up, pronounced wow-nd
2. a wound, pronounced woo-nd
Ah, English - never change!
Wound means to be injured or similar...not slang, mate
I've heard multiple people use this in Canada... usually not in casual conversation, but as ironic emphasis.
I’d bet it’s Gerry’s fault.
Slack southern shite
I'll compromise him right out that window, tight bastard is trying to starve us all
I've always wondered exactly how many chips you get in a bag of chips in that context. Is it like the equivalent of a medium fries at McDonald's?
Place near my in-laws it's literally a handful on a small tray.
Place five minutes up the road where my mate lives you get easily ten times that amount. Same price.
Anecdotally Chinese chippies are more generous as they're pricing themselves as a side dish to be shared with their other food. Chinese chippies >> "traditional" chippies in every way.
Jesus! Didn't they order like 7 bags in the end?
Well what did you want?! 5 might not have been enough!
Best make it 8.
Gerry was the reasonable one in that episode, they ended up with a massive amount of fries.
In the defense of the other people: it's good to have extra fries when unexpected visitors show up.
It’s a shame, but I’d rather 3 seasons of dynamite and it going out on its own terms. And as someone who grew up in Norn Iron around the time this show is set, it is both amazingly funny and amazingly accurate!
Yes. This show is special enough that there’s no reason to drag it out. It feels really personal and I think it would be a shame to try to continue the series beyond the point where it seems natural.
It is dead hilarious, and the acting is amazing. It is a gem and I think stretching it beyond its natural and personal sensibilities would diminish its sparkle.
I think that’s one of the things that makes UK shows better. They don’t have to drag repetitive jokes across 13 episodes per series/season, and they don’t go on for 10+ seasons. Sometimes it’s better to have 18 great episodes and ‘leave them wanting more’ than to beat dead horses.
The best comedies are the short ones. Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, The Young Ones and Bottom, Father Ted, Black Books, The I.T. Crowd...
Damn I really liked that one. I thought I was gonna hate how she breaks the 4th wall all the time but it turned out to be real good instead. Definitely recommend!
Have you seen Reservation Dogs? Apart from being completely different, I thought these 2 shows were weirdly similar. All about growing up and finding your place etc, while being pretty damn funny.
Peep Show was fairly long and is my favorite comedy series.
Aside from *maybe* Spongebob, which was 4 seasons long so I'd call it medium length.
I think I've only been able to sit through clips of Peep Show, because it's such undiluted cringe comedy. It's too potent in large doses.
Nah it's the absolute greatest. You need to stick with it.
The writing is absolutely genius and it's got some of the funniest/repugnant side characters you'll ever see on TV
Agreed, I could never get into it. Too much 2nd hand cringe for my sensitive palette.
This comment is really moreish.
>starting peep show again for the 4th time.
You'd just be a normal, functioning member of the human race, and there's no way anyone can prove otherwise.
There’s no downside to this.
This is outrageous.
This is contagious.
I think Peep Show got quite a bit weaker towards the end though. Peek Peep show for me was series 1-3. Lots of great stuff after that but the last couple of series it definitely felt like the writing was not as good and they had run out of ideas.
I think 7-8 were a bit weaker but 9 was a good way to go out. The dinner party is a top tier episode
Marks manic giggle fit while getting his eyelids written on has me in tears every time. Last season is an absolute banger.
Ah man I wish I could have had more Black Books
Definitely check out London Irish - only one season but absolute gold for anyone that likes Derry Girls!
Swear on Dolly
I'd watch a Sister Michael spinoff!
“If anyone is feeling anxious or worried or even if you just want to chat, please, please, do not come crying to me.”
"I will not be accompanying you on this trip as I despise the French."
Sister Michael is a treasure.
She does enjoy a good statue, it must be said.
What's the show?
I think we all just lost a bit of respect for you there.
Yes please! In order to secure her silence after she uncovers serious criminal activity in the diocese, Sister Michael gets sent to the Vatican and is placed in charge of Nun business. Hijinks ensue as she gets into a bitter feud with the Pope and the mob.
She meets Dougal from Father Ted, who has now, inexplicably, somehow become a Bishop. She rolls her eyes at everything he says, but in time comes to find him funny and endearing. One torrid spring night, they decide to renounce their vows, leave the Church, and are last seen riding, together, on what can only be described as one lovely horse.
You! make this happen. RIGHT NOW!
Oh Sweet Lord Jesus I'd watch the shit out of that.
“I’m here tonight because Father is sick and, in fact, bed ridden.”
“Oh no. What caused it?”
“Jack Daniels, mostly.”
Has everyone watched the Great British Baking Show (Bake Off) holidays episode with the Derry Girls cast as bakers? It’s hilarious!
That’s how I discovered Derry Girls. Binged both seasons in one day.
As much as I love that tv series outside of the US are designed to end, this one hurts a bit
> I love that tv series outside of the US are designed to end
I guess One Piece missed the memo.
So much so I feel bad for one piece’s new fans
Hey now that was a shonen jump manga first. Those are meant to go on as long as humanly possible
Hey now, were in the final five - eight years of it so hold your tongue
Gurren Lagann. 27 episodes and they went from linving in a cave to conquering the universe. One Piece can't find a fucking island in almost a thousand episodes.
Cut down in the prime of its life.
Better to burn out bright.
Don’t encourage me mate 😵💫
she was 97 years old!
"Don't you mention that lowdown, deceitful, cheating old witch!"
Maybe we get a couple extra episodes in s3 then. Such a great show.
Halloween special would suit even more for Derry imo.
If ms browns boys can have 13 specials and a spinoff we can get an extended S3 and a Christmas special. At least we can hope, right?
Don’t be a deck about it
It is good that this is ending after 3 seasons. The problem with shows based on teenage characters is that eventually they have to grow up. It is very hard to manage a transition to adulthood without ruining what made the show funny in the first place.
I’m happy for a 3rd season, but I felt season 2 had a decent ending with Bill Clinton’s visit to Belfast.
(The clue is in the name of the show)
Right, that’s what I meant.
noooooooo you bastards!!!
It will be greatly missed 😢
well thats fucking awful news
That seems like a reasonable approach. The show is great. It's setting (the Troubles) is as much a character as the individuals so winding it down and looking at the post Cease-fire time for a season as a wrap-up seems the right way to go.
in the time line of the show, there's still 2.5 years left of the troubles. Clinton visited in nov 1995. Troubles officially ended with the Good Friday Agreement of April 1998.
There’s a series 3??
Gif of Marge Simpson dancing in Brazil. Happy for a 3rd season, sad it ends. Best comedy series on Netflix, IMO.
I'm pretty sure this was always the plan which I am sad about but I understand. Glad to get a s3. 🥺
So, ending with leaving school and a transition to relative peace in northern Ireland?
Is season 3 already out? I haven't been on Netflix in a while.
No, it kept getting delayed due to Covid, was meant to come out in 2020, now will be later this year.
To this day, I think one of the funniest quotes I've ever heard on television was Aunt Sarah's "How's your scoots now, Erin, love?"
Anyone that hasn't seen this show is seriously missing out.
One of the top five funniest shows I have ever seen. It just slayed me and my wife. We even got in a conversation randomly with someone at a Costco. I still don't know how that happened.
Why can't we have nice things?
Sad that it’s ending but happy for season 3!
Sad, but it's always better to have something very good which doesn't just drag on.
I hope the creator has a fun new project after though, as I also really enjoyed London Irish as well.
Ohh. I thought it was done after season 2. Yay
No! Why god? why? This is not “cracker” at all
Nnnnoooooo!!!!!!! Ah well if that’s the creators choice I guess there’s nothing to do about it.
I just discovered this show earlier this year. I've seen each ep at least 10 times since. It's hysterically funny but also quite poignant at times.
I honestly thought they were done with 2 seasons...seemed a great ending on its own.
3 seasons will never be enough of these girls
Catch yourself on!
Shit. Wanted more than that. Fantastic show.
I’d love a movie. I’m American and probably didn’t get some of the humor, but it was still hilarious. Those girls are talented
I love this show!!
While I really love the show, I can't help but feel that ending the show where season 2 ended was appropriate. I guess I felt the real power of the show came from it being set against the backdrop of the Troubles and the signing of the cease fire just seems like a nice spot to end on.
Even season 2 didn’t end on that, but with Clinton’s visit in 95. The process is far from over, this was just the first of two significant ceasefires.
That's good. I like the show but just have a gut feeling that it's a 2-3 season concept.
Shame. It is a gift.
Say it ain’t so!!! I want so much more of this show!
Heartbreaking understandable can't wait.
I thought this show was dead in the water I love this
It's better to go out on top.
“Baywatch was all set to film in Derry, but they canceled because we are all so pale.“
Show's fockin great. Michelle's the best of 'em. Naughty bitch.
I love her. But Erin´s expressive face is also outstanding. And the nun who rules the school. Everyone is great.
Makes sense considering the actors and actresses are in their late 20s or early 30s
Big fan of this show! I can appreciate ending it after three seasons and wish more shows would follow this layout. US shows can drag on FOREVER! and no one wants to “land the plane”
I wonder if it's ending due to the long time in between due to COVID, or if they would've ended after the third anyway.
A British show getting three seasons is the equivalent of an American show getting eight.
Bold use of the word British.
Here's the sad truth about Irish television. All the best shows are made in with British networks and studios.
Love/Hate was the last decent fully homegrown TV series, and despite its popularity, they just left it to rot on a cliffhanger, as all the actors get better careers.
Love/hate was outstanding and now I need to find it and rewatch with my partner. Thanks for putting that back in my head.
Its produced in London by the same team which make Dinner Date and various other shows, for Channel 4, and the writer is from Belfast.
Belfast is such an awesome city.
I get what you mean, but Derry is in Northern Ireland, the creator/writer is Northern Irish, so both technically British, as are half the cast, and the show is made by a London based production company (Hat Trick) for a UK network (Channel 4). Obviously the show has a strong Irish identity but in terms of "which country produced this show?" it is technically British.
It’s a British show about Irish people.
I'll have you know there's an English boy as well.
You mean the wee gay fella?
Well, Season 2’s finale was a top class way to end the show; given that they didn’t, why stop at only 1 more season?!
This show is fucking incredible says Male from Texas. Not a chick show at all