Derry Girls Confirmed For Second Series Of Troubles

Channel 4 has announced that Derry Girls, written by Lisa McGee, will return for a second series of the family comedy set against a backdrop of The Troubles.

In Derry Girls, it’s the early 90s, and Erin (Saoirse Monica Jackson) and her friends are used to seeing their country on the nightly news and speaking in acronyms (The IRA, The UDA, The RUC).

It’s a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points. But it’s also the time of Murder She Wrote, Nirvana and Wayne’s World. But while The Troubles may hang over her home town, Erin has troubles of her own.

Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4, says: “Derry Girls is a blast of fresh air. It’s everything we want from Channel 4 comedy: young, warm, brimming with new talent and rooted in an underrepresented part of the country.”