Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan discusses series 3 as she confirms filming "has been put on hold"

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From Digital Spy

Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan has weighed in on the delayed third season of the hit Channel 4 series.

Speaking in an upcoming episode of Angela Scanlon's Thanks A Million podcast, the Irish actress, who plays Clare Devlin in the series, shared her excitement for work on the series to pick up again once the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

"We were meant to start filming around now," Nicola explained to host Angela during the podcast (via Metro.co.uk).

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"We made the second series back in 2018, so it's been a long time since we've been together filming," she added.

Speaking of how the cast have been coping during lockdown, Nicola continued: "We've all been in contact with one another and just seeing how we're getting on. We're close and we share that bond with one another.

"It was mad because when this all started, I think your brain makes assumptions to make you feel better, like, 'It'll just be a month, it'll be fine.'

"But filming has been put on hold for now which sucks, and we're all really excited to go back and start again and see the scripts because we actually haven't."

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Channel 4 confirmed that a third season of Derry Girls was on the way following the season 2 finale back in April 2019, so let's hope we can be reunited with Clare, Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell and James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn) sooner rather than later.

You can catch up with Derry Girls on All4 now, while season 1 is also available to stream on Netflix.

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