Lisa McGee developed and wrote the British teen series Derry Girls. This show has brought the channel its highest ratings in the comedy genre since Father Ted.
The series is based on McGee’s life, which he spent in Derry, Northern Ireland, during the closing years of the Troubles in the 1990s.
Fans are still wondering on social media if the show will return. since the finale aired on May 18, 2022, during the third season’s special episode.
Why won’t there be a fourth season of Derry Girls?
McGee dropped a hint to Radio Times in April 2022 that the Derry Girls saga was “complete.” No one can predict what will occur in the next decade, but writers always know when a piece is finished.
I loved working with them, and I’m glad I managed to send them off in the way I envisioned,” she reflected. McGee stated to RadioTimes.com and other press outlets prior to the season three finale that there are currently no plans for a Derry Girls movie.
It’s not anything we’ve discussed between us. By the conclusion of season 3, we were just completely exhausted. I suppose everything Mike [director Michael Lennox] and I were working on was put on hold because of what transpired with COVID, although we did start sending each other ideas to amuse ourselves.
I mean, I love this world, and I’d want to [return to it] at some time, you know, it’s just finding the right thing, she remarked.
“I absolutely think [there’s potential for a spin-off about] the mums and those maybe older characters,” she continued. There must be like, many generations on it or something. To be honest, though, we haven’t given it any attention at all.
Date of Season 4’s Debut for “Derry Girls”
The first 19 episodes of the sitcom debuted on Netflix Three between January 4, 2018, and May 18, 2022. Lisa McGee developed the series and wrote the pilot episode’s script.
Show stars Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, and Nicola Coughlan. Saoirse-Monica Jackson was named Best Actress in a Comedy Series, and the show won Best New Comedy Series.
The fourth season of “Derry Girls” will air on Netflix from May 18 to October 2022, with new episodes produced by Lisa McGee Productions’ Hat Trick Productions.
Is a movie or sequel in the works?
The fifth episode of the third season, titled “The Reunion,” featured just the younger versions of the parents and so sparked much speculation about possible spin-offs.
Some viewers interpreted this episode as a secret pilot (ie. testing the waters to gauge reaction for a full series).
But in her conversation with us, Lisa McGee soon put that theory to rest, stating that the episode was nothing more than something “for the mammies” to show her gratitude for what they endured through the darkest of Troubles.
She has absolutely no plans to create a spinoff anytime near. She firmly stated, “I would not undertake a spin-off at this time, and I have no plans to make a spin-off.”
Since I wanted to give my undivided attention to completing Derry Girls in a satisfactory manner, other projects have had to take a backseat.
As a result, I won’t be able to make another film for some time, despite my desire to do so.
Yet, for my own entertainment, I have always thought. Jenny Joyce and her little sidekick Aisling have a little of Aunt Sarah and Ma Mary, and Jenny Joyce has a little of Aunt Sarah and Ma Mary,” she joked.