Could this fill the Derry Girls gap? New “darkly comedic” romantic series starts filming in Belfast

Derry Girls Pic: Instagram/nicolacoughlan

We still can’t believe that Derry Girls is over! And we’ve been searching for something to fill the hole that it left in our hearts.

Now Sky has announced that it will create a brand new series set in the heart of Belfast and promises that it will be “darkly comedic”.

The Lovers promise to appeal to a wide range of people, it’s a comedy, it’s a romance and it’s a drama!

The series follows Janet played by Irish actress Roisin Gallagher, a foul-mouthed, hilarious, Belfast supermarket worker who doesn’t care about anything much at all, including her life.

Roisin Gallagher. Pic: Brandon Bishop

Her life is juxtaposed to Seamus played by English actor Johnny Flynn, who is a handsome, self-centred, political broadcaster with what looks to be a perfect London life and a celebrity girlfriend.

When he lands into her life, the pair instantly clash however, they can’t help but be drawn to one another.

We’re already intrigued!

Johnny Flynn Pic: Autumn de Wilde

According to the series description it is a “sexy, funny, fight-y love story about two people who appear to be utterly wrong for each other – yet may just be utterly right”.

The series also stars Conleth Hill, who most famously appeared in Game of Thrones and most recently popped up in Derry Girls, as Janet’s supermarket boss, Philip.

The show has just begun filming, so watch this space for when it will drop on our screens!

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