Derry Girls series 3 release date confirmed with first look clip

Derry Girls series 3 has been teased by Channel 4 and Clare actress/Bridgerton star Nicola Coughland quite a bit lately, teasing that it would be coming to our screens soon.

Now we know exactly how fast that is, as the broadcaster has announced that series 3 will premiere on Tuesday, April 12 at 9:15 PM.

Not only that, we also have a first look at the series with a scene from (we assume) the first episode. In the clip, which you can see above, we see the girls and James go to the VHS store and discuss whether Mel Gibson will star as William Wallace in brave heart was a drag queen or not – while Dennis is just as useless as ever.

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Sister Michael also shows up at the end of the clip. She doesn’t explain why she’s on crutches, but she says the other guy had it worse…

Unfortunately, it looks like we won’t be seeing as much of Clare in this series as we’d like, as Coughlan recently explained.

“We Were Meant to Film” Derry Girls in January 2021. And I was completely free and they decided to push it again,” she told digital spy and other press earlier this month. “And that caused me insane stress because I was up” [what] in the industry is called first call. So it means you have to go to the show where you first get called, and that was… Bridgerton

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“And I was like, ‘Guys, can we just film it?’ And they said, ‘No, we’re going to wait.’ And I was like, ‘oh’, so [we had to make] compromises happen in the script of Derry Girls† It was devastating for me because I wanted to be all of this. But compromises had to be made.”

Derry Girls series 3 starts on 12th April at 9.15pm on Channel 4 and All4. Series 1 and 2 are now available to stream on the service.

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