Jessica Reynolds guest stars in Derry Girls Season 3. It’s possibly now on your radar to watch during Droughtlander. What is the series about?
Droughtlander is a great time to support the Outlander cast in other projects. Jessica Reynolds is one of the newest cast members to look out for, and fans couldn’t get enough of her very different look in Derry Girls Season 3. The flashback episode aired on Channel 4 in the UK recently, but the season is still to come to Netflix in the U.S. and Canada.
There are two seasons available on the streamer, though. This is a Northern Irish comedy series, and you’ll want to get an idea of what it’s about before you start streaming. Is it going to be something to watch during Droughtlander?
What is Derry Girls about?
The series is set in Derry, Northern Ireland. It has an outstanding cast, which includes Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Siobhán McSweeney, and Ian McElhinney. Reynolds guest-starred in one episode of Season 3 (so far!).
Set in the 1990s, the series follows a group of teenage girls (and one boy) at an all-girls Catholic school. It’s quickly explained why there’s a boy at the all-girls school, and it’s all to do with him being English in Northern Ireland.
This is at the height of the Troubles in the country. The group of teenagers need to navigate that, while just trying to live their lives the way they want. Of course, they’re teenagers. They end up in some of the most absurd situations, which does include James (the English boy at the school) dressing up as a priest.
Reynolds appears in a 1970s flashback. She plays “Wee Deirdre,” who is the mother of Michelle and the aunt of James. It’s a chance to see what the parents were like when they were in high school.
It’s a fun series that touches on the Troubles. It’s nothing as dramatic or as serious as Outlander, but it’s more than worth checking out during Droughtlander.