Saoirse-Monica Jackson’s Cousin Inspired Erin’s Over-the-Top Derry Girls Reactions

endure their final year of high school while settling into their convictions as friendships get tested and politics continue to hover over daily antics. Saying good-bye to Erin Quinn and the gang will be tough for fans, but Jackson is ready to move on — even as she acknowledges the immense impact of the series.  “, it being from my hometown and getting to feel that immense pride, and the massive life shift I went through. Being in a hit TV show obviously changes your career; it was my big break

season of the series, which arrived on Netflix today, sees Erin and friends

played by Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Louisa Harland, and Dylan Llewellyn

endure their final year of high school while settling into their convictions as friendships

Derry Girls, the Channel 4 series created and written by Lisa McGee — who, like Jackson, is a

Derry girl herself — was a fast fan-favorite all over the U.K. and just as quickly charmed Americans when it hopped the pond.

Erin is loosely based on McGee, a loveable dreamer and drama queen who’s flawed in the way so many teenagers are

with their inflated egos covering up intense insecurities. The third and final

This was always the plan,” she says, “but I don’t think anything will ever compare to the success

season of the series, which arrived on Netflix today, sees Erin and friends (played by Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee