It’s hard to believe it’s been over three years since the last season of Derry Girls. It’s been a painful, arduous wait, friends. Thankfully, Season 3 is closer than we think. As reported by TVLine, the beloved comedy now has a premiere date for its final hurrah. In addition, TVLine unveiled four new first-look photos for the upcoming seven-episode installment.

Here’s the logline for Season 3 per Netflix Media Center: 

Derry Girls is back, as Lisa McGee‘s candid, family-centered comedy returns for the third season. While Northern Ireland is growing up, this gang of eejits certainly aren’t any time soon – there’s hope in the air that The Troubles may finally be over.”

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The season also has a (very) brief synopsis: 

“Change may finally be coming to Northern Ireland. But the high school hardships of Erin and her friends show no signs of letting up.”

This last go-round includes series stars Saoirse Monica-Jackson (Erin Quinn), Nicola Coughlan (Clare Devlin), Jamie-Lee O’Donnell (Michelle Mallon), Louisa Harland (Orla McCool) and Dylan Llewellyn (James Maguire). Rounding out the cast are main players Tara Lynne O’Neill (Mary Quinn), Kathy Kiera Clarke (Sarah McCool), Tommy Tiernan (Gerry Quinn), Siobhán McSweeney (Sister Michael) and Ian McElhinney (Joe McCool). 

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While I’m nowhere near ready to bid farewell to this hilariously heartwarming cast of characters, I’m thrilled to see where Season 3 takes us. Creator Lisa McGee always had three seasons in mind for Derry Girls, as she elaborates here: 

“It was always the plan to say goodbye after three [seasons]. Derry Girls is a coming-of-age story following five ridiculous teenagers as they slowly… very slowly… start to become adults, while around them, the place they call home starts to change too and Northern Ireland enters a new, more hopeful phase — which was a small, magical window of time.

Derry Girls is a love letter to the place I come from and the people who shaped me. It has been an honour to write it, and I will be forever proud of everything it’s achieved.”

Strap in for the final ride when Derry Girls Season 3 drops on Friday, October 7, 2022, only on Netflix. Check out the first-look images below!

The cast of Derry Girls standing in an office while looking at documents in surprise.

DERRY GIRLS Season 3. Photo courtesy of Netflix/TVLine.

Erin, Clare and Michelle standing in a bright spotlight while shielding their eyes in Derry Girls Season 3.

DERRY GIRLS Season 3. Photo courtesy of Netflix/TVLine.

Erin and Clare looking at something in alarm while at school in Derry Girls Season 3.

DERRY GIRLS Season 3. Photo courtesy of Netflix/TVLine.

Erin, Clare, Michelle, Orla and James wearing white angels costumes while smiling in Derry Girls Season 3.

DERRY GIRLS Season 3. Photo courtesy of Netflix/TVLine.

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