'Derry Girls' season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about Netflix's hilarious Irish comedy
‘Derry Girls’ is the story of rag-tag group of friends - Erin, her cousin Orla, their friends Clare, Michelle and Michelle’s English cousin James.
Set in the 1990s, Netflix’s ‘Derry Girls’ is the story of five teenagers living in Ireland during the height of the Northern Ireland conflict. But the time of the events of the show, “the Troubles” has been around for enough time for the general public to be desensitized to the marches and profiling to an extent.
In fact, even though the conflict brews in the background, the teens who form the titular Derry Girls, are more concerned about pulling a fast one on the adults, passing tests by hook or by crook, getting popular, finding boys to impress, and primarily surviving high school
While season 2 of 'Derry Girls,' consisting of six episodes premiered in the UK on March 6, 2019, via Channel 4, the global fans of the show will get to see it when it premieres on Netflix on Friday, August 2.
‘Derry Girls’ is the story of Erin, her cousin Orla, their friends Clare, Michelle and Michelle’s English cousin James. This rag-tag group of friends runs into trouble more often than not for trying to implement half-baked plans which they hope would help their lives get a little less torturous Their cries of fair treatment and rights fall on deaf ears of their Catholic and unsentimental parents, who are pretty set in their ways.
The show is usually always set in the Catholic girls' secondary school that the teens attend, or Erin’s house, where the lives of her father Gerry, mother Mary, Mary’s younger sister and Orla’s sister Sarah, and Erin’s maternal grandfather Joe also become a part of the show’s narrative.
The role of the temperamental Erin is portrayed by the talented Saoirse-Monica Jackson, while her “strange” cousin Orla is played perfectly by Louisa Harland. Nicola Coughlan and Jaimee-Lee O’Donnell portray their anxious friend Claire and their wild child of a friend Michelle respectively. Michelle’s cousin James, who is often on the receiving end of unwarranted heat solely because of his English roots, is portrayed by Dylan Llewellyn.
Erin’s Ma is played by the veteran actress Tara Lynne O'Neill, while Kathy Kiera Clarke brilliantly plays her free-spirited Aunt Sarah. Siobhan McSweeney portrays the ridiculously hilarious and unbelievable sarcastic Sister Michael. Tommy Tiernan portrays Erin’s Dad Gerry, while her Grandad Joe who despises Gerry and is still rooting for her parents’ divorce is portrayed by Ian McElhinney.
The hilarious Irish comedic series is created and written by Northern Irish stage and screenwriter Lisa McGee. McGee, who was writer on attachment with the Royal National Theatre, has written plays such as ‘Jump,’ ‘The Heights,’ ‘Nineteen Ninety Two,’ and ‘Girls and Dolls.’ The last one even won her the 2007 Stewart Parker New Playwright Bursary.
She is also known for writing on shows such as BBC Three’s ‘The Things I Haven't Told You,’ RTÉ series ‘Raw,’ Channel 4 sitcom ‘London Irish,’ and the Golden Globe-nominated drama series for BBC Four titled ‘The White Queen.’
Where to watch:
UK fans of ‘Derry Girls’ can watch the show on Channel 4 as it airs, while the rest of the world can stream it on Netflix.
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