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Derry Girls series two removed from Netflix four days after being added to streaming service

Derry Girls

Netflix has removed season two of hit comedy series Derry Girls just four days after it first became available on the streaming service.

The second series of the Channel 4 sitcom about a group of teenagers attending a Catholic secondary school during the Troubles began streaming on July 9, but an update from the Netflix UK and Ireland Twitter account said it had mistakenly become available on the site.

"It looks like we were a bit early with this one so have had to take season two down for now. We'll let you know when it's coming back as soon as we can.

"In the meantime, it's available now on All 4."

Netflix did not clarify when season two would be put back on the streaming site, however it was originally scheduled to appear on August 2.

Filming of the third series of Derry Girls was due to begin in Northern Ireland in May, but was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The hit comedy series, starring Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Erin), Nicola Coughlan (Clare), Jamie-Lee O’Donnell (Michelle), Louisa Harland (Orla) and Dylan Llewellyn (James), became a worldwide phenomenon after season one made its debut on Netflix.

Derry Girls series two launched with a consolidated audience of 3.2m viewers for episode one, making it Channel 4’s biggest UK comedy launch episode for 15 years.

In Northern Ireland, the second series launch was the most watched programme across all channels since series one.

It is not yet known when the third series will air.

Belfast Telegraph