The Cast Of Derry Girls Has Been Immortalised In A Huge New Mural In The City
We ADORED Derry Girls, the hilarious Channel 4 sitcom about teenagers growing up during the Troubles, when it premiered last year.
Writer and creator Lisa McGee perfectly captured Irish people’s black sense of humour, and the actors became overnight stars (Nicola Coughlan, who plays Clare, is a particular delight).
The second season of the show is due to air later this year – and to celebrate, Channel 4 have teamed up with local social enterprise group UV Arts to paint a gigantic mural of the cast on a wall in Derry City.
Mayor John Boyle praised the show for its impact both here and abroad, telling the Belfast Telegraph:
There is great anticipation here for the next instalment of the Derry Girls series and this artwork is a real tribute to the cast, which will no doubt be really well received by fans.
Work began on the mural, which will feature the five main characters, earlier this week – last night, Nicola Coughlan shared a photo of the progress:
“Derry is painting us like one of their French girls, so surreal,” she wrote. The size of it! Here’s a little close up of the incredible detail:
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We’re only buzzing to see the finished product. Derry Girls’ second season has no official air date as of yet, but Lisa McGee previously said it will see the girls (and the wee English fella) “up to more mischief and causing more chaos”. Just what we like to hear.
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