28 May 2020 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
NI Comedy ‘Derry Girls’ from Writer Lisa McGee now Filming
22 Jun 2017 : Katie McNeice
Writer Lisa McGee
The six-part Channel 4 series from the writer of ‘Indian Summers’ is based on McGee’s own experience of growing up in the height of The Troubles.

‘Derry Girls’ is a Hatrick Productions commission filming in Northern Ireland at present, with Michael Lennox (Boogaloo & Graham) as director and Catherine Gosling producing.

The cast currently sees Saoirse Monica Jackson in the leading role of sixteen year-old Erin Quinn, living with her uncompromising mother, played by Tara Lynne O’Neill, and long-suffering father, portrayed by Tommy Tiernan. Also seen in the family home is fearsome ‘Granda Joe’ played by Ian McElhinney

Synopsis
It’s the early 90s, and Erin is used to seeing her country on the nightly news and speaking in acronyms (The IRA, The UDA, The RUC). This is a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points. But it’s also the time of Murder She Wrote, The Cranberries, MJ and Lisa Marie, Doc Martens, bomber jackets, The X Files, Nirvana and Wayne’s World. And while The Troubles may hang over her home town, Erin has troubles of her own.

Lisa McGee, Writer:
“I’m delighted to be able to tell the stories of real people living through The Troubles. And now, with the delicate political ecosystem of the country about to be tested by The Conservatives and The DUP, it seems well worth reminding ourselves how things were not so long ago, and what better way to do that than through comedy?”

Fiona McDermott, Head Comedy, Channel 4:
“Lisa’s warm and brilliantly observed writing coupled with our fantastic cast of new and established comedy talent makes Derry Girls a total laugh-out-loud must-see family sit-com in a very unique setting.”

Jimmy Mulville, MD, Hatrick Productions:
“Having produced Father Ted, it’s a real privilege for Hat Trick to be involved with another brilliant, stand-out Irish comedy this time set in the North. Lisa has written a beautifully authentic and hilarious depiction of family life in Derry during the early 90s and, with her, the experienced team of Liz Lewin, Caroline Leddy and Catherine Gosling Fuller has found a simply fantastic cast.”




BREAKING NEWS
Screen Kerry website launched by Kerry County Council and Kerry ETB
Virgin Media and Sky launch support funds to support smaller Irish businesses
Frank Marshall boards Mixed Bag Media's Irish stowaway adventure film Don’t Go Far
The Curious Works of Roger Doyle to release digitally on Volta

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Dead Still writer and creator John Morton talks with IFTN
Online Exclusive: Galway Film Fleadh moves 32nd edition online
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
WFTV announce the seven mentees for its inaugural Northern Ireland mentoring scheme
12 Mar 2020 
Niamh Algar, Aisling Bea, and Saoirse-Monica Jackson among Irish nominees for RTS Programme Awards
04 Mar 2020 
Principal photography underway on VM Television’s new Irish crime thriller The Deceived
18 Nov 2019 
Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee receives the Brian Waddell Award at RTS NI Programme Awards
12 Nov 2019 
EDITOR'S PICK
Virgin Media and Sky launch support funds to support smaller Irish businesses
Frank Marshall boards Mixed Bag Media's Irish stowaway adventure film Don’t Go Far
Beyond TNC lands UK TV premiere of Sideline's Boomtown Rats documentary
Submissions open for Kerry International Film Festival as 21st edition targets October showcase
MORE ON IFTN
Locations Ireland
Search the IFTN Database to find your ideal location
Film & TV Crew
Contact freelance crew avaialble to work in Ireland
Equipment Hire/Rental
The top locations for industry equipment

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter