Derry Girls season 3 release date and time: How to watch on Netflix

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It's almost America's time to watch Derry Girls season 3 online on Netflix. And it's about time! These girls have become women (Saoirse-Monica Jackson is already 27 and Jamie-Lee O'Donnell is 29), and while Netflix might make you wait for the hilarious tales of these rebellious girls in Northern Ireland, you don't have to.

Derry Girls season 3 start time, channels

Derry Girls season 3 Netflix date: Friday (October 7)
Where to stream: Channel 4, All4 (opens in new tab) (free)
How to watch from anywhere: Use ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) (100% risk-free)

There's also the matter of this being the final season. Derry Girls creator and writer Lisa McGee (opens in new tab) wrote online that the series isn't being canceled, but that a three-season run was always the plan.

But with age — predictably — comes graduation. As you'll see in the below trailer, a main topic of concern is the tension of the GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education). That said, this season also looks to show how the end of The Troubles in Derry, which means expect more of the show's ability to tell two stories at once, as the chaos at the Belfast prison the Maze is going on in the background.

This new season shows Erin and her friends at work on making a new short film about life in Derry during The Troubles. But while technical difficulties and script issues are slowing that process down, it doesn't look like they're going to split the gang up (this isn't Euphoria season 2).

Reports suggest that Orla, Erin, Clare, Michelle and James' final season will be one for the books, so read on below to see how to watch Derry Girls season 3 online, and check out the trailer below:

How to watch Derry Girls season 3 in the US, Canada and Australia

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Derry Girls season 3 hits Netflix on Friday (October 7). It's been out for a while on Channel 4, and we've got full details below for those looking to skip the wait.

So, those in the U.S. and other territories who want to watch it live with our friends in the U.K. will need a VPN service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to log in to the BBC iPlayer.

When does Derry Girls season 3 come out?

Channel 4 originally aired Derry Girls season 3 on Tuesdays at 9.15 p.m. BST, starting on April 12. The season has concluded.

How to watch Derry Girls season 3 in the UK

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You can watch Derry Girls season 3 in the UK on Channel 4 and All4 (opens in new tab). It's totally free to view; you'll need to register, but there's no cost. 

The All4 app is available on Android, iOS, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, PS4, Xbox One, Now TV, Sky and Virgin Media.

Derry Girls season 3 debuts on Tuesday (April 12) at 9.15 p.m. BST.

How to watch Derry Girls season 3 online, from anywhere on Earth

All4 may not be in the U.S. and Netflix won't have Derry Girls season 3 for a while, but that doesn't mean you need to miss the live premiere. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be easy these days. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

Not sure which VPN is the right one for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), which offers superb speeds and excellent customer service.

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Speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN right now. We were impressed by its ability to access more than 3,000 services across 94 countries and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not 100% happy with it.

Derry Girls season 3 episode air dates

  • Derry Girls season 3 episode 1: April 12
  • Derry Girls season 3 episode 2: April 19
  • Derry Girls season 3 episode 3: April 26
  • Derry Girls season 3 episode 4: May 3
  • Derry Girls season 3 episode 5: May 10
  • Derry Girls season 3 episode 6: May 17

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