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'Worth the wait' Nicola Coughlan gives update on Derry Girls season 3 amid Covid-19 delays

“Covid has pushed back filming several times which has been so shite, but honestly the storylines in this series are the best we’ve ever done, so I can’t tell you how worth it the wait will have been.”

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Nicola with the cast of Derry Girls

Nicola with the cast of Derry Girls

Nicola with the cast of Derry Girls

Nicola Coughlan has confirmed the third series of Derry Girls will film this year and will be “worth the wait”.

The highly anticipated return of the Channel 4 show was set back by the coronavirus pandemic.

Derry Girls follows a group of teenagers growing up in Derry during the Troubles in the 1990s, where they attend an all-girls Catholic school.

The second series finished in 2019 and more episodes of the show were immediately commissioned.

Nicola, who most recently starred as Penelope Featherington in the Netflix smash hit Bridgerton, plays Clare Devlin in the popular comedy.

She wrote on Twitter: “Can confirm Series 3 of Derry Girls is filming this year and I cannae bloody wait.”

She added: “Covid has pushed back filming several times which has been so shite, but honestly the storylines in this series are the best we’ve ever done, so I can’t tell you how worth it the wait will have been.”

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Nicola Coughlan (Ian West/PA)

Nicola Coughlan (Ian West/PA)

Nicola Coughlan (Ian West/PA)

The second series of the Channel 4 show was filmed in 2018.

Coughlan has previously discussed the bond she shares with the rest of the cast, which includes Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland and Dylan Llewellyn, telling Angela Scanlon’s Thanks A Million podcast: “We’re close and we share that bond with one another.

“Our lives all changed so drastically so quickly, and there’s no-one that can relate to that in the same way. So, we’re lucky to have one another.

“I think no matter what other jobs I get to do, there’s never gonna be anything like that. That’s just gonna be a special thing.

“I don’t ever want there to be another Derry Girls. I want to go and do lots of different things, but I think it will always hold such a special place for me because it was the type of show I always wanted to be in.”

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