Bad news, Derry Girls fans – it looks like we'll be waiting a while yet for season three of the hit sitcom.
The Channel 4 series is among the roster of shows that has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with filming originally due to start in June before being postponed.
The broadcaster's director of programmes Ian Katz has now given an update on where things stand, admitting that the next batch of episodes are "quite substantially delayed". Damn.
"In comedy, I suppose our biggest frustration has been that Derry Girls has been quite substantially delayed because, [out] of pretty much everything we make, it's the hardest thing to make with social distancing," he said at the Edinburgh TV Festival (via Radio Times).
Katz added that "it's the most close-up, intimate production".
Back in June, Clare actress Nicola Coughlan spoke about the third season, explaining on Angela Scanlon's Thanks A Million podcast: "We were meant to start filming around now. We made the second series back in 2018, so it's been a long time since we've been together filming."
Nicola also opened up about how the cast had been coping in lockdown, adding: "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."
Derry Girls airs on Channel 4 in the UK and Netflix internationally.
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