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23/09/2021

City centre streets to be shut down next month for the filming of the second season of Derry Girls

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TWO streets in the city centre will be closed off next month to allow filming of scenes for the new season of the smash hit comedy Derry Girls. Filming is now underway on the second season of Lisa McGee’s Channel 4 series, which is due to air next year, and focusses on the lives of four young women growing up in the city during the early nineties. The Derry News can reveal that two location shoots are to take place in the city next month, using existing streets as a backdrop for a number of key scenes. It comes after an application was lodged with Derry City and Strabane District Council seeking permission for the closures. The applications were lodged by Hat Trick Productions, the first of which will see the junction of Abercorn Road and Lower Bennett Street shut from Wednesday, November 14 until Friday, November 16. The closure will be in place between the hours of 9.15am until 5pm. The second application will result in the closure of Shipquay Place and Shipquay Street from Thursday, November 15 until Friday, November 16, which again will be closed between 9.15am and 5pm. The show, which has won a brace of awards, including the Radio Times Comedy Champion title following a public vote during the summer. The series, which attracted 2.5m viewers with its first episode, was also Channel 4’s biggest comedy series launch in almost five years.

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