Here is everything you need to know about the current status of Derry Girls Season 3 on Netflix.
At the end of Season 3, the viewers got to see the journey of these beloved characters, following Erin Quinn, her cousin Orla, their friends Clare, Michelle, and Michelle’s English cousin James, as they navigate their teenage years during the end of the Troubles in Derry, where they all attend a Catholic girls’ secondary school. The friends frequently find themselves in absurd situations amid the political unrest and cultural divides of the times. Moreover, over the course of the last three seasons, the series has received critical acclaim.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the first series holds an approval rating of 100% based on reviews from 24 critics with an average rating of 7.9/10. The website’s critics’ consensus states: “A perfectly curated cast and raw writing drive Derry Girls’s dark humour as creator Lisa McGee makes frenetic light of teen life in 1990s Northern Ireland.” If you’re a fan of the series, then we’ve compiled a list of all the things you should look forward to for the time being while you recap the previous season before diving into the new season when it will be available to watch on the streaming platform. Continue reading to find out more.
Is Derry Girls Season 3 coming to Netflix in August 2022?
As of July 25, 2022, we can assure readers that Derry Girls Season 3 won’t be available on Netflix this August 2022. The anticipated premiere date for the upcoming season has yet to be disclosed. Moreover, neither Netflix nor the show’s official social media handles have officially announced the series’ debut date on the streaming giant, leading to much speculation among fans. We suggest fans be patient for some time as these announcements take their time to be published and are made in a scheduled manner by the streaming platforms.
Why was Derry Girls canceled after three seasons?
According to Deadline, “It was always the plan to say goodbye after three series,” McGee said, using the British term for TV seasons. McGee continued, “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.”
“It has been an honour to write it and I will be forever proud of everything it’s achieved.” After thanking series producer Hat Trick and UK’s Channel 4, McGee concluded, “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 [season] with our incredible cast and crew to hopefully take our loyal fans on one last adventure.”
— Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) September 23, 2021
Derry Girls Season 3 Netflix Potential Release Date and Time Slot
As stated above, the official release date for Derry Girls Season 3 on Netflix has not been revealed and confirmed by the network as of July 25, 2022, so any information on the release date seems way too soon. According to the terms of the agreement between the network and the streamer, as seen in the last season, Season 3 of Derry Girls is speculated to start streaming on Netflix 115 days after the third season’s conclusion and after the broadcast of its finale episode, The Agreement, which aired on May 18, 2022.
We could expect to see the final season of Derry Girls added before the end of 2022 based on the gap between the season finale air date and the Season 2 Netflix release date. We would see the show published on Netflix in September 2022 if it follows that 115-day wait. Likewise, we would want to underline that at this point, everything is just conjecture. The formal release dates for the last season will therefore be published and confirmed by Netflix in the coming weeks. Fans should keep an eye on it till then.
Moreover, if we take the prior season and most of the Netflix series into consideration with a bit of speculation, then the upcoming seasons of Derry Girls will be released at the same time as other shows on the streaming service, which is 12:00 AM (PT) or 3:00 AM (ET). In order to receive updates on when Derry Girls Season 3 premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications.
Derry Girls Season 3 Cast and Crew
The show stars Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan, Louisa Harland, Dylan Llewellyn, Tara Lynne O’Neill, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Leah O’Rourke, Siobhán McSweeney, Ian McElhinney, Tommy Tierman, Kevin McAleer, Peter Campion, and more.
The show was commissioned for Channel 4 by the director of programs Ian Katz, head of comedy Fiona McDermott and commissioning editors Jack Bayles and Laura Riseam. Michael Lennox is the director, with Brian Falconer serving as producer, and Caroline Leddy, Liz Lewin, Jimmy Mulville, and McGee serving as executive producers.
Where else to stream Derry Girls Season 3?
When Derry Girls Season 3 draws close to the release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with all previous episodes of Season 1 and 2 also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options depending on the video quality and quantity of screens for no additional cost with any of their services.
In the US and Canada, Derry Girls is exclusive to Netflix, and it is also available to stream on Channel 4. We’d expect Derry Girls Season 3 to debut some time after the final episode airs in the UK. International Netflix subscribers pay $9.99 per month.
Derry Girls Season 3 Official Trailer
In the trailer, we see that Derry Girls is the creation of the acclaimed writer Lisa McGee, who has mined her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a-kind, family-centered comedy that takes a warm and hilarious look at the everyday lives of ordinary people living in extraordinary times. Take a look at the official trailer below:
Derry Girls Season 3 Official Synopsis
According to Channel 4 website states, “The Derry Girls are back! Lisa McGee’s award-winning, candid comedy returns for the third and final series. While Northern Ireland is growing up, this gang of eejits certainly aren’t any time soon.”
Catch up on all the episodes of Derry Girls Season 3, and let us know in the comments how you feel about the cancellation of the series.