Nicola Coughlan has confirmed that the third season of Derry Girls will begin filming this year.
The Galway native stars as Clare Devlin in the hit sitcom, which follows the lives of a group of friends who attend an all-girls school in Derry during the Troubles in the 90s.
Production for the upcoming season was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Nicola finally confirming that filming will commence soon.
The 34-year-old tweeted on Saturday: “Can confirm Series 3 of Derry Girls is filming this year and I cannae bloody wait.”
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) February 20, 2021
“Covid has pushed back filming several times which has been so shite, but honestly the storylines in this series are the best we’ve ever done so I can’t tell you how worth it the wait will have been,” she added.
Nicola has previously teased that Jamie Dornan could make an appearance in the show, revealing he has “chatted with” the show writer Lisa McGee.
“I would not object to Jamie Dornan [joining], and I don’t think anyone in their right mind would object to him,” she told The Irish Independent last month.
“Although my character is a lesbian and I think he is a little old for the girls, he could play a cool uncle or something,” the Irish star suggested.