Derry Girls: Channel 4 has already ordered a second series

Following its very successful launch over the last week, Channel Four has moved quickly to snap up more episodes of the comedy series Derry Girls.

It’s saying that the show is its biggest comedy launch in nearly five years, and a second series run of six half hour episodes has been greenlit. Episode two of the first run screened last night, and is available on the All 4 service.

The official announcement from Channel 4 quotes Ian Katz, Director of Programmes as saying “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. And a hit to boot. I’m delighted that we’ve commissioned a second series and can’t wait to see what Lisa does next”.

The Lisa in question is Lisa McGee, who has created and written the show, and will be back for series two as well. The core cast are all expected to return.