Derry Girls creator lands new comedy thriller on Channel 4

'Derry Girls' creator Lisa McGee has landed new eight-part comedy thriller 'How To Get To Heaven From Belfast'.

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'Derry Girls' creator Lisa McGee is returning to Channel 4 with new comedy thriller 'How To Get To Heaven From Belfast'.

The new eight part series will follow best friends Saoirse, Robyn and Dara - who have been close since school - in their late 30s living very different lives as they each get an email telling them their old classmate Greta has died.

However, the synopsis teases: "The friends decide to attend Greta’s wake and discover all may not be quite as it seems.

"They soon find themselves embroiled in a dark and twisted mystery. It’s absolutely terrifying. But it’s also… utterly thrilling.”

Even before the wake, there appears to be some "unspoken, unfinished business" between the trio.

In a statement, Lisa said: “I feel so incredibly lucky to be making another show for the phenomenal Channel 4 and to be doing it with Hat Trick Productions again and the creative team behind 'Derry Girls', the mighty Liz Lewin and Caroline Leddy, is just a dream.

"I’ve wanted to make a comedy thriller set in Northern Ireland for SUCH a long time. I cannot wait to share these flawed funny women with everyone.”

Saoirse is described as a "successful writer with a compulsion to hit the self-destruct button", while Robyn is a "sweary, stressed out mother of three young boys" and Dara is a "full-time carer of an elderly parent, who hasn’t managed to move out of her teenage bedroom".

Channel 4's head of comedy Charlie Perkins added: "This is huge. We couldn’t be prouder that Channel 4 feels like this extraordinary show’s spiritual home.

"Getting to know the multi hyphenated talents of Lisa, Liz, Caroline and their collaborators at Hat Trick Productions has been one of the greatest pleasures in my first year as Head of Comedy.

"We can’t wait to bring Lisa’s next world to life for all those who already love her work and many more to come.”

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