Great news for fans of Derry Girls, the comedy has been renewed for another season. The new series has only just aired its second episode but Channel 4 clearly knows they are on to a good thing as it is proving a hit with viewers.

The first episode alone was Channel 4's biggest comedy series launch in almost five years, with 2.5 million viewers so far, a 13.5% audience share.

The new comedy is set against the Troubles in early-1990s Northern Ireland and follows the lives of four teenage girls (and the wee English fella) who are navigating through their youth during a time of war and conflict in a sort of Inbetweeners style way. Tommy Tiernan and Game of Thrones' Ian McElhinney also star.

Lisa McGee, the writer of Derry Girls, said, "I'm absolutely delighted. Derry Girls is such a special project for me and it means so much that the audience have taken to Erin and the gang so warmly. I can't wait to start writing series two."

Ian Katz, director of programmes at Channel 4, said: "Derry Girls is a blast of fresh air.

"It's everything we want from Channel 4 comedy: young, warm, brimming with new talent and rooted in an under-represented part of the country. And a hit to boot.

"I'm delighted that we've commissioned a second series and can't wait to see what Lisa does next."

Catch Derry Girls on Thursday's at 10pm on Channel 4.