Season two of Derry Girls starts tonight and here's what we know so far 1 year ago

Season two of Derry Girls starts tonight and here's what we know so far

The long-awaited second series of Derry Girls is finally here

If you needed something to brighten up your Tuesday, the news that Derry Girls returns to TV screens tonight might be enough to get you through work.

It returns to Channel 4 at 9.15 tonight (Tuesday, 5 March) and here's what we can expect from the first episode.

The Channel 4 snippet reads: "Erin and the rest of the gang are excited to attend an outdoor pursuits weekend which aims to bring Protestant and Catholic school kids together as part of a peace initiative.  But peace is the last thing on Michelle’s mind once she finds out that there will be Protestant lads there!"

Michelle was definitely a favourite character for many during the first series and we're glad to see that she's playing a big part in the very first episode of the second series.

As you may have heard Ardal O'Hanlon, who many know and love as Father Ted's hapless Dougal, is joining the show for season two and we're sure there'll be a few surprises in store too.

The Channel 4 series synopsis tells us that we'll be getting a look at what life was like in Derry during Bill Clinton's visit in 1995 and there's also mention of the first IRA ceasefire.

Here's what you can look forward to with season two: "The Girls are back. And while series one saw our gang navigating parents, parties, love interests and school against a back drop of The Troubles, series two sees them navigating … parents, parties, love interests and school against the backdrop of a precarious peace process.

"Northern Ireland is growing up - the gang certainly aren't. And peace throws up its own challenges – like how to persuade your parents to let you go to a reconciliation concert in the den of iniquity that is Belfast (“you might as well sell the wains into white slavery!”) or how to hunt down Bill Clinton’s “Base Camp” when he visits Derry.

"But it’s not just peace stressing our gang out – there’s protestant boys, an exciting new teacher, a wedding, a prom, an exotic new classmate and that's not even the half of it.  Life is just one problem after another…".

Since its release, Derry Girls has gained a huge fanbase not just at home but abroad too as you'll see from the number of people tweeting about it, more on that here.

Tuesday night is shaping up to be a good one, pancakes for dinner with a brand new episode of Derry Girls. YAS.