Lisa McGee

Channel 4 commissions new comedy thriller from writer of Derry Girls

Like Derry Girls, McGee’s new comedy focuses on a Northern Irish female friendship group, but this time one in their late thirties. Robyn, Saoirse and Dara have been friends since high school. Now, Robyn is a mother with three young boys and a penchant for swearing, Saoirse is a successful writer who can’t help but self-destruct, and Dara still lives in her childhood bedroom whilst caring for her elderly parent full-time.

Lisa McGee talks Derry Girls, coffin-side humour and her next project

Lisa McGee stood in front of Derry Girls murial

Ordinary people, like the four girls and a “wee English fella” who form the Derry Girls. The tale of Erin (Saorise Monica-Jackson), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell), Orla (Louise Harland), Clare (Nicola Coughlan), and James (Dylan Llewellyn), growing up and navigating sexuality, friendship, and drugged scones has resonated with viewers from the USA, Great Britain, and even Martin Scorsese.