Derry Girls Announce Special Episode Set Around Good Friday Agreement
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Derry Girls Announce Special Episode Set Around Good Friday Agreement

Molly Raby May 4, 2022

The final series of Derry Girls has been nothing short of amazing. And we’re only four episodes in! We have already seen Hollywood legend Liam Neeson and Irish powerhouse Sinead Keenan appear in the world of Derry Girls. So, we can only wonder who else is to come.

If these grand cameos aren’t enough, we have been blessed once again by the Derry Girl gods. It has been announced that there will be an additional final episode that focuses on the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

What is the Good Friday Agreement?

The Good Friday Agreement, was signed on 10 April 1998 and helped bring an end to the ‘Troubles’. The ‘Troubles’ lasted for some 30 years and saw Republicans and Loyalists fighting against each other.

When will the episode air?

This extended episode will air during the same week as the final episode of the third series. This is scheduled for 17 May 2022.

In relation to the speical extended episode, Channel 4 has announced:

‘For this special instalment we return to Derry one year later as the gang prepare for their final year of school. It’s the week of the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement and its timing couldn’t be any worse as the highlight of the year, Erin and Orla’s joint 18th birthday party, threatens to be overshadowed. While the family try to get their heads around the possible outcomes of the vote, the gang realise that they may not be ready for what the future holds.’

The shows writer and creator, Lisa McGee, tweeted out the announcement on 29 April, to the fans’ delight.

Currently, Derry Girls is airing every Tuesday at 9pm on Channel 4, with many fans live tweeting along. Or alternatively, you can watch all episodes from all three series on All 4.

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Molly Raby is a freelance journalist who works closely with GRV Media and Freshered. After completing her BA (Hons) in English Language and Creative Writing at Salford University 2022, she began her journey into the world of journalism and copywriting. In addition to writing for Freshered, Molly also wrote for The Gold and Green Crowd, interviewing jockeys, horse trainers and others within racing industry. Molly has a passion for film and TV as well as a keen interest in sports.