In a random turn of events, none other than Fatboy Slim will be taking part in season three of Derry Girls.
Fatboy Slim, whose real name is actually Norman Cook, is said to be a massive fan of the show and will be starring as himself in the third and final season.
According to Sunday Life, Norman had originally been scheduled to film the scenes this upcoming Saturday before playing a gig in Belfast later that night. But now, the gig itself has been moved to December 17th, so the filming will also be moved to take place that night.
“Norman has agreed to do some filming for Derry Girls, he’s a big fan of the show,” a source revealed to Sunday Life.
“The show is based in the ’90s so it will hark back to when he broke through as Fatboy Slim with big hits like Praise You. As his show has been rescheduled, we are just working out when we will now shoot his scenes. It will most likely be when he is back here in a few months as the show is due to continue filming into December.”
The source continued, “Norman’s also a funny guy and great craic, so we are expecting him to really get into it and have a lot of fun. You can only imagine what the on-screen characters like Erin, Michelle and Clare will make of seeing Fatboy Slim in the flesh, it will be hilarious.”
This comes after Lisa McGee, creator of the show revealed that season three will be the final season of Derry Girls.
Lisa explained that “it was always the plan to say goodbye” after three seasons. “Derry Girls is a love letter to the place I come from and the people who shaped me,” she added.
She went on to say that perhaps the characters would return in some capacity so here’s hoping we get a movie in the near future.
“Who knows if Erin, Clare, Orla, Michelle and James will return in some other guises someday, but for now this is it for us and we’re excited to start filming this series with our incredible cast and crew to hopefully take our loyal fans on one last adventure.”