Derry Girls proud of ‘bigger and bolder’ second series

Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee and some of the cast visit the city's new mural. Credit: Presseye

The writer and cast of hit comedy series Derry Girls have said they are really proud of the much-anticipated second series.

Speaking at its premiere in Londonderry on Monday night, writer Lisa McGee told UTV she was a little nervous about trying to live up to expectations after the run-away success of the first series.

“Then I just had to crack on with it because you only have a certain amount of time to write the script,” she said.

“It’s against the backdrop of the beginnings of the peace process this time, but the gang are very much still getting in and out of trouble and still trying to grow up – not very successfully.”

Saoirse-Monica Jackson, who plays self-centred schoolgirl Erin, said it was an amazing experience to read the second series scripts for the first time.

“It’s definitely bigger and braver, it’s bolder,” she added.

“We sort of adventure out a wee bit more, but they’re still the same – they’re still clumsily finding their way through teenage years and they’re selfish and … um … mental.”