Shows Like Derry Girls – 9 LOL Comedy Series To Binge!

Shows Like Derry Girls – 9 LOL Comedy Series To Binge!

If you're looking for more shows like Derry Girls, we have nine hilarious recommendations for fans of Erin, Orla, Clare, Michelle and James.

Our list of movies & series focuses on humourous, great comedies with big fun and sharp scripts.

With three seasons of the hit comedy now available, the first ran from January to February 2018.

Season 2 of Derry Girls was aired in March and April 2019 on Channel 4 in Britain and Ireland, with the third and final season airing in April 2022.

The show was picked up by Netflix internationally, which is where you can currently watch it.

So if you're a fan of the of the drama filled lives of the girls, no doubt you'll be searching for more shows like Derry Girls.

Our List of Shows Like Derry Girls

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When Is Derry Girls Set?

Derry Girls is the hilarious sitcom created and written by Lisa McGee.

It's set in Derry, Northern Ireland during the 1990s where we see four teenage girls (and one boy from England!) navigating their adolescence as they attend an all Girls Catholic School during the Troubles.

We already know that the series is set in the 1990s, but what year? Lisa McGee, the writer of the show has never specified the exact date.

However, we can deduce from various real-world events shown in the comedy series that it must be set in 1995.

In season two, the girls are shown watching a News programme that features American President Bill Clinton visiting Derry. Clinton's trip to Northern Ireland happened in November 1995.

And in season three the finale was a special extended 45-minute episode titled The Agreement, set in 1998 during the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

Where Is Derry Girls Filmed

Channels 4's most popular show in years, the comedy put Derry firmly on the map. Much of the TV series is actually filmed in Derry. However, many of the shows most iconic scenes are shot in Belfast.

The scene of the girls walking down the steep hill on their way to school was filmed at Limewood Street in Derry. With great views, it is well worth a stop for those looking for that perfect selfie!

Fionnula's chips shop scenes were filmed at John Long’s, a real chippy which can be found on 39 Athol Street, Belfast. Apparently, the fish and chips are delicious!

So, if you fancy a road trip to become a ‘Derry Girl' you'll need to head over to Northern Ireland.

Don't forget to visit the newest mural in Belfast where the show's stars have been immortalised on the side of Badger's Bar on Orchard Street.

Derry Girls Mural

How Many Seasons Of Derry Girls?

The British sitcom features three seasons in total, two of them are currently available on Netflix. The third is due to be added on August 18th 2023.

The feel good drama wrapped following the last outing of the ‘Derry Girls' which aired in 2022.

Speaking to the press, Lisa McGee (Writer & Creator) said “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 start to change too and Northern Ireland enters a new more hopeful place – which was a small, magical window of time.”

What Age Are The Cast Of Derry Girls?

The young friends featured in the show are not that young! The group ranged in age from 24 to 26 during filming.

Saoirse Monica Jackson, who plays Erin Quinn, was 24 while Louisa Harland who plays Orla McCool, was also 24.

Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, who is cast as Michelle, was 26 while Dylan Llewellyn, who plays James, was aged 25.

Famous Derry Girls Fans

It's no surprise to find out that the antics of those Derry Girls has legions of fans around the world.

Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, has been addicted to the Channel 4 sitcom. She had hoped to get a cameo in the popular comedy but the show's creators have deemed her too famous to appear in the story.

It seems other celebrities had also been told they couldn't be in Channel 4's hit show. Northern Irish celeb and singer Nadine Coyle was also been ruled out from appearing in the friendship based comedy.

However, some celebs did get a role! In season 3 when the friends are arrested and interrogated at the police station by Chief Inspector Byers, he is played by none other than Liam Neeson.

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