Channel 4 has commissioned a second series of hit comedy Derry Girls after only episode.
The new series, which is written and created by Derry woman Lisa McGee, proved a massive hit when the first episode went out on January 4.
Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, added, “It’s a real thrill, and a testament to all involved, when a new comedy lands so well with such a broad audience.
"At the heart of Derry Girls are brilliant comedy characters that feel universal, mischievous and funny so it’s wonderful to be able to back it with a second outing so quickly and confidently.”
Writer and creator Lisa McGee said: “I’m absolutely delighted.
“Derry Girls is such a special project for me and it means so much that the audience have taken to Erin and the gang so warmly. I can’t wait to start writing series 2.”
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