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Hit comedy Derry Girls could be made into movie

The hit TV series 'Derry Girls' could soon be made into a movie. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin

HIT comedy Derry Girls could soon be on the big screen with talks underway about making the show into a movie.

Writer Lisa McGee, who is originally from Derry, confirmed she is in "discussions" about creating a film version of the popular Channel 4 series.

"That's definitely something we're talking about and something I'd like to explore," she told Red Carpet News.

"It's just if the story is right.

"So, it's about me figuring all that out at some point."

The series follows the antics of Erin Quinn, her three friends and a "wee English fella" growing up in Derry in the early 1990s.

First broadcast in January 2018, a second series aired in March last year and it has enjoyed critical acclaim as well as being the biggest comedy hit for Channel 4 in a decade.

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McGee, who used her childhood as the basis for the show, has also revealed new details of the third series, including how the main characters begin to "grow up".

"They’re still eejits and they’re still going to get into a lot of trouble but they’re certainly going to grow up," she said.

"There’s definitely a very personal journey that they go on, as well as a political one.

"It’s an exciting time for them as they’re just on the cusp of adulthood."

McGee said the new season will feature several new faces and characters.

"There's lots of new guest characters, as always.

"In every episode, we have a new big guest star come in. That's really exciting, writing those (roles).

"That has been good craic, looking forward to shooting all of that."

An official return date for the third series has yet to be announced.

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