We have some bad news for Derry Girls fans…
The Channel 4 sitcom follows the lives of a group of friends who attend an all-girls school in Derry during the Troubles in the 90s.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting the show’s third season, but it has since been confirmed that season three will be the last ever season of the comedy.
A source told The Sun: “Derry Girls has had a great run and will go down as one of Channel 4’s best ever comedies.”
“But the show’s come to its natural end and everybody associated believes it’s the right time to go, when there’s such a demand for it.”
In a statement, show creator Lisa McGee told Goss.ie: “It was always the plan to say goodbye after three series.
“Derry Girls is a coming of age story; following five ridiculous teenagers as they slowly…very slowly… start to become adults, while around them the place they call home starts to change too and Northern Ireland enters a new more hopeful phase – which was a small, magical window of time.”
“Derry Girls is a love letter to the place I come from and the people who shaped me,” she added. “It has been an honour to write it and I will be forever proud of everything it’s achieved.”
“I’d like to thank the people of Derry and Northern Ireland for getting behind us. Thanks also to the team behind the series, the incredible Hat Trick productions and a special thanks to Channel 4 – the channel I grew up watching; the channel that made me want to write comedy and the only channel that could have made our show.”
“Who knows if Erin, Clare, Orla, Michelle and James will return in some other guise someday, but for now this is it for us and we’re excited to start filming this series with our incredible cast and crew to hopefully take our loyal fans on one last adventure.”
Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy, Channel 4, said: “Every so often a special show comes along, that brings with it so much joy. Huge thanks to Lisa; for creating such instantly classic comedy characters through her beautiful writing, our incredible cast and the brilliant team at Hat Trick Productions.”
“Channel 4 is so proud to be the home for Derry Girls and of the part we’ve played in putting it on the world stage. Although this might be the end for now, we promise fans won’t be disappointed at what’s in store.”
“A fabulously funny and moving series, we can’t wait to get filming,” she added.
While the popular series is coming to an end, show creator Lisa McGee has previously teased the possibility of a Derry Girls movie.
Speaking to Red Carpet News at the Women in Film And TV Awards last year, she said: “That’s definitely something we’re talking about and something I’d like to explore.”
“It’s just if the story is right. So, it’s about me figuring all that out… at some point!”