The girls are back in town and this season they’re trying to navigate the trials and tribulations of growing up under the backdrop of the precarious peace-making process which has descended on Derry following The Troubles.
Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan, Louise Harland and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell reprise their roles in the titular gang while familiar faces such as Kevin McAleer’s Uncle Colm also return. Ardal O’Hanlon joins the cast this season as Erin and Orla’s long-lost cousin and awkward middle-aged mummy’s boy, Eamonn.
In the new season’s first episode, Erin and the gang are excited to attend an outdoor pursuits weekend which aims to bring Protestant and Catholic school kids together as part of a peace initiative. But when they hear about all of the protestant lads that’ll be at the camp, peace is the last thing on the girl’s minds.
Derry Girls – Tuesday 9:15pm on Channel 4.