Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee has joked she hopes she doesn't have to keep having babies to keep getting TV shows commissioned.
The Derry writer gave birth to her second son, Sean, on the day filming began on new Channel 5 series The Deceived earlier this year.
Speaking to Sunday Life, Lisa revealed she had a similar experience at the beginning of Derry Girls and hopes the coincidences aren't an omen for her future career.
She said: "It's been a funny one because when The Deceived was shooting we started filming on the day I gave birth to our second son so it's all a bit of a blur.
"We just managed to get the post-production stuff done before everything shut down which was lucky, we had to do a bit of editing remotely but managed to get it done which was great.
"It was intense because we had it all planned out and I was gonna have a planned section but he decided to come earlier and our plans were thrown out the window, it was a crazy couple of months.
"I was actually going into surgery and I would be sending texts about costumes and other bits.
"It's crazy because I actually delivered the draft of Derry Girls on the day before I had my first son Joseph, I hope I don't have to keep having babies to keep having television green lit!"
The Deceived, starring Emmett Scanlon (Hollyoaks), is a dark four-part drama written by Lisa and her actor and fellow writer, husband Tobias Beer (inset) which is due to premier on Channel 5 next Monday.
As well as joking about the birthing coincidences Lisa also revealed she is still planning for a Derry Girls movie after season three but isn't sure about the future of the girls beyond that.
She said: "The Derry Girls movie is still in my plans but it's definitely not in the works though, it's not even half an idea yet but we all want to do it, so the will is there.
"Our priority is season three at the moment and once that's done we will sit down and talk about it.
"I can only sort of plan one series at a time and I'm trying to find out naturally what will happen at the end of series three. We will decide what's going to happen after that I think.
"I like them being young and being teenagers and once they're out in the world taking on adult responsibilities I don't think it will have the same magic. We're keeping them hopeful and innocent and safe."
Series two of the global TV phenomenon recently made its debut on Netflix only to be swiftly removed in the UK and Republic of Ireland shortly afterwards due to licensing issues.
Lisa said she'd seen rumours of a show being pulled and knew it would be her creation. She added: "I wasn't aware of it all until I saw it on Twitter. I thought 'oh my god'. I saw tweets about a show being put up by mistake and thought to myself 'it has to be us, that could only happen on Derry Girls' and sure enough it was.
"I just heard it was a mix-up and it just went up too early, I know some people were p****d-off because they were in the middle of it but it's still available globally, it's only the UK and Ireland this happened in and they'll put them back up as soon as they're allowed to. It happens."
Speaking to Sunday Life ahead of the premier of The Deceived the couple talked about finding their rhythm as a pair of wedded writers in creating the show.
Tobias said: "This was the first thing we have actually written together and we have since worked together on other shows. We started working on this three years ago and that's how we sort of found our process, through this show.
"We would have a few drinks and discuss some ideas and plan it out a little, then go our separate ways when it came to the writing stage before coming back together.
"I think some people sit together and type away but we have never done that, partly why it's good is because you get an extra round of editing and get another chance to see stuff afresh. Another pair of more distanced eyes on it is always useful.
"All we do is talk about work, television and ideas anyway. That's part of why we started the project, we thought to ourselves 'we spend all this time boring on so we might as well do something with it'.
Lisa added: "For me the most exciting part of it was casting Emmett Scanlon (Hollyoaks) because there is something about a character you have curated for a long time, from the moment we saw him for the part we thought 'this is the guy'.
"Tobias was very good especially as he's an actor as well as a writer. I can get quite frustrated and don't have a lot of patience if something's not working and he is very calm and doesn't panic.
"It's all about personalities as well, him having a different personality to mine really helped. It's such a difficult thing writing and if we had similar personalities I'm not sure it would have worked.
"I've always found it difficult handing over control, I'm a wee bit of a control freak, so it's a hard thing to find that balance. The important thing for me was writing something I really wanted to see on TV and want to watch myself. That's the way I look at things."