Netflix Picks Up British Comedy “Derry Girls” Internationally

Derry Girls – Copyright Hat Trick Productions/Channel 4

Hoping to continue with the success of acquiring quirky British comedies like “It’s the End of the F***ing World”, Netflix has acquired Derry Girls for international release on Netflix in December 2018.

The announcement of the acquisition was slipped into the upcoming list of new Netflix releases for December that released last week.

Among the regions scheduled to get the first season are the United States, Australia and Canada. We believe it’ll be all regions outside of the United Kingdom but cannot confirm as of yet.

All episodes will drop on December 21st.

What’s the series about?

The first series premiered in the United Kingdom back in January and was a massive success with one of the biggest audiences Channel 4 had seen for a debut comedy. 6 episodes were produced in total.

It’s set in a high school in Northern Ireland following a 16-year-old growing up during the troubles of the region in the early 1990s.

In case you’re not familiar with this time period, Northern Ireland was riddled with poverty and in addition, was dealing with a terrorist organisation known as the IRA.

What’s the series like?

The show is similar to a number of British comedies that came before it. It shares some similarities with “It’s the end of the f***ing world” in the sense that it features crude humour. It’s also got many similarities to the British show The Inbetweeners.

Will Derry Girls be on Netflix UK?

Most titles that Netflix picks up internationally do eventually come to Netflix UK eventually. With that said, predicting a release date is particularly challenging.

At the moment, the series can still be found on 4oD where the series will likely continue to live long into the future.

Will there be a season 2?

A second season has already been announced which may be why Netflix secured the rights to the show. The next season won’t be co-produced with Netflix as Channel 4 actually commissioned the second season shortly after the first episode aired.

The next season will come to Netflix too but not until the series has aired in the UK first which shouldn’t be long as the next season wrapped on November 24th.

Will you be watching the new British acquisition on Netflix? Let us know down below.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.