Derry Girls: Channel 4 schedules new comedy for January

With Christmas schedules locked, Channel 4 has begun slotting into place some of its new shows for 2018. And one of the first new ones to be confirmed is the upcoming comedy series, Derry Girls.

The description of the show reads as follows…

Derry Girls is a brand new comedy from acclaimed writer Lisa McGee who has mined her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a-kind, family-centred comedy set against the spectre of The Troubles.

It’s the early 90s, and Erin 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, The Cranberries, MJ and Lisa Marie, Doc Martens, bomber jackets, The X Files, Nirvana and Wayne’s World. And while The Troubles may hang over her home town, Erin has troubles of her own.

Warm, funny and honest, Derry Girls takes a look at the everyday lives of ordinary people living in extraordinary times…

There are six episodes in all of the series, and it kicks off on Thursday January 4th at 10pm.