Get excited, Derry Girls fans. A third series is on the way.
The second slice of the acclaimed sitcom came to an emotional end on Tuesday night, as James (Dylan Llewellyn) made a dramatic U-turn and decided to stay with his beloved mates in Derry after all.
But after the show came to a close, writer Lisa McGee put fans out of their misery and confirmed that a third instalment is on the way.
“I love writing this show and I’m so thrilled to be able to continue the Derry Girls story,” McGee announced. “Thank you Channel 4, Erin and the eejits live to fight another day!”
That might be the end for series 2 of #DerryGirls, but don’t worry it will be returning for series 3! @LisaMMcGee @SaoirseJackson @nicolacoughlan @louisa_harland @JamieLeeOD @Djllewellyn ??? pic.twitter.com/yhyOaCIIQh
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) April 9, 2019
As well as James’ dramatic u-Turn, the rest of the episode focused on Bill Clinton’s historic visit to Northern Ireland in November 1995.
While his real-life visit proved to be an important part of the peace process, it’s no surprise that the titular gang were preoccupied with trying to get Chelsea Clinton along to the Derry swimming pool in a bid to boost their popularity.
Discussing the finale, McGee told the Radio Times: “I suppose I wanted to follow it on from how we ended last year and do something a bit more hopeful, and I remember that time as really feeling like things could change for the first time.
“[Clinton] coming was such a big deal for us. I wanted to end the series this year on a more upbeat note. And also because I suppose him coming was the next step towards peace, which is where we were heading, so it was always the idea for series two that it would just be a bit more hopeful.”