Local cinema will roll out red carpet for Derry Girls premiere
A local cinema is set to roll out the red carpet for the premiere of the long-awaited third and final series premiere of the hit TV comedy series, Derry Girls.
The stars of the hit show will attend the 6.30pm screening hosted by Northern Ireland Screen and Channel 4 at the Omniplex on Strand Road on Thursday 7 April.
The screening will be followed by an after-party at the Guildhall.
Derry Girls is the brainchild of acclaimed local writer, Lisa McGee, who has drawn on her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a-kind, family-centric comedy set against the backdrop of her hometown’s ‘Troubles’.
Announcing in September last year that the third series would be the last, she said: “It was always the plan to say goodbye after three series.
“Derry Girls is a coming of age story; follow five ridiculous teenagers as they slowly… very slowly… begin to grow into adults, while around them the place they call home also begins to change and Northern Ireland enters a new phase more hopeful.
The first series of Derry Girls first aired on Channel 4 on January 4, 2018 and became the channel’s most successful comedy since Father Ted and has been the most-watched series in the North since recordings began modern in 2002.
The series was renewed shortly after the pilot episode aired, and the second series aired in March and April 2019.
The third series was ordered for 2020, but filming was delayed due to the Covud-19 pandemic. He finished filming on December 21 last year.
Nominated for Best Scripted Comedy at the 2020 BAFTA Awards, it gained global recognition when it was screened by screening service, Netflix which, along with Channel 4, will air the third series.
A mural of its main stars, painted on the gable wall of Badger’s Bar and Restaurant on Orchard Street, has become a popular attraction for tourists to the city.