Derry Girls is a comedy from acclaimed writer Lisa McGee who has mined her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a-kind, family-centred comedy set against the spectre of The Troubles.
It’s the early 90s, and Erin and her friends are used to seeing their country on the nightly news and speaking in acronyms (The IRA, The UDA, The RUC). It’s 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.
Warm, funny and honest, Derry Girls takes a look at the everyday lives of ordinary people living in extraordinary times…
Saoirse-Monica Jackson as Erin Quinn
Nicola Coughlan as Clare Devlin
Louisa Harland as Orla McCool
Jamie Lee O’Donnell as Michelle Mallon
Dylan Llewellyn as James Maguire
Tara Lynne O’Neill as Ma Mary Quinn
Tommy Tiernan as Da Gerry Quinn
Kathy Kiera Clarke as Aunt Sarah
Ian McElhinney as Granda Joe
Siobhan McSweeney as Sister Michael
Anthony Boyle as David Donnelly
Leah O’Rourke as Jenny Joyce
UK | Channel 4 – Netflix | 2018