A fitting honor for the smash hit comedy series
Derry Girls, the smash hit Irish comedy series, is set to be honored with a mural in Derry City.
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The mural, which will feature the show’s main players Erin, Orla, Michelle, Clare, and 'the wee English fella’ James, has begun to be painted on the side of Badgers Bar on Orchard Street in Derry City.
The Belfast Telegraph reports that the new mural is part of a wider marketing campaign ahead of the hit show’s highly anticipated second season, which finished filming in November and is due to air sometime in March.
Much to the delight of the show's US-based fans, 'Derry Girls' arrived on American Netflix in December, further growing the comedy's fanbase. As of yet, there's no word when the second season will be available for streaming on Netflix.
UV Arts, a non-profit social enterprise group from Derry City, is working in conjunction with Northern Ireland’s Channel 4’s in-house creative agency to produce the mural.
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Councillor John Boyle, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, told The Belfast Telegraph: “this artwork is a real tribute to the cast which will no doubt be really well received by fans," he said.
"I am delighted to see the ongoing success of the show, which has shone a spotlight on the city, our culture and our humor."
Karl Porter of UV Arts said: "The opportunity to immortalize these iconic figures through an amazing new mural can give the city a little hope for the future and spread a little laughter along the way,"
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On Twitter, Nicola Coughlan, who plays Clare in the hit comedy, shared her excitement:
Mad but true!
Derry Girls to be immortalised with public mural ahead of second series https://t.co/k96CzEiY5T— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) January 23, 2019
Other Twitter users shared sneak peeks at the ongoing work on the mural:
@SaoirseJackson #DerryGirls Eye think it is Erin who is keeping an Eye on Derry .............. pic.twitter.com/1pHwFAPWsu— Sands (@saoirse161616) January 24, 2019
#DerryGirls Mural getting painted in the town. If you’re coming to the city & want to see it. It’s on Orchard street on Badgers Bar by Foyleside. #Derry #Netflix pic.twitter.com/aBtUUPiFjS— Chris Hasson ❄️☃️ (@watchallirish) January 24, 2019
It’s a great idea, so it is. A mural to mark the success of Lisa McGee and her series “Derry girls” following the exploits of Erin, Michelle and the “wee English fella “! @BBCRadioFoyle pic.twitter.com/8PEHv2XHuu— Teresa Craig (@teresamcraig) January 24, 2019
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Check out the promo for the first season of Derry Girls here:
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