In a statement issued on Twitter, Lisa McGee creator and writer said:
“It was always the plan to say goodbye after three series. Derry Girls is a coming of age story: following five ridiculous teenagers as they slowly…very slowly… start to become adults. Whilst the around them the place they call home too and Northern Ireland starts to change and 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. I’d like to thank the people of Derry and Northern Ireland for getting behind us. Thanks also to the incredible team behind the series, the incredible Hat Trick productions and a special thank you to Channel 4 , the channel I grew up watching; the channel that made me want to write comedy and the only channel that could have made our show.
Who knows if Erin, Clare, Orla, Michelle and James will return in some other guise someday but for now this is it for us and we’re excited to begin filming this series with our incredible cast and crew to hopefully take our loyal fans on one last adventure.
Derry Girls creator and writer
It will be sad to see thee end of this show but the reasons are totally understandable and to be applauded.
Derry Girls is a candid, family-centred comedy and coming-of-age story which follows 16-year-old Erin and her friends as they grow up in a world of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points in the 1990s of Northern Ireland.