The show finishes with a 45 minute special about the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
Derry Girls, the hit Channel 4 comedy series, concludes its final season next month. The show follows the hilarious, chaotic lives of a group of 1990s teenagers in Northern Ireland.
However, in addition to the series finale, Channel 4 have announced an extra 45 minute special episode. It will look at the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, a key moment in the peace process.
Here’s the synopsis for The Agreement:
“It’s the week of the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement and its timing couldn’t be any worse as the highlight of the year, Erin and Orla’s joint 18th birthday party, threatens to be overshadowed. While the family try to get their heads around the possible outcomes of the vote, the gang realise that they may not be ready for what the future holds.”
Series creator and writer Lisa McGee said:
“Like all the very best ’90s bands, I couldn’t resist ending our farewell tour with an encore for our loyal fans. The special deals with the historic and momentous Good Friday Agreement vote, which coincides with the gang’s coming of age, they enter adulthood just as Northern Ireland embarks on a new future.”
“I’m so proud of this show and of our incredible cast and crew and everything we’ve achieved over the past 5 years. What a journey it’s been. I’m so grateful Channel 4 gave me the space to end the stories of these characters that mean so much to me with this special.”
“Derry people aren’t great at saying goodbye so I will instead use one of our native expressions ‘That’s us away now’.”
You can catch Derry Girls series 3 on Tuesdays at 9.15pm on Channel 4. Or stream it on All 4.
The special will air in the same week as the Series 3 finale, which is set for May the 17th. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more about the special.