Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee's new Donegal thriller looks set to be a hit

The creator of Derry Girls is back with a new project, but don't expect it to echo the comedic elements of the hit Channel 4 TV show.

Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee's new Donegal thriller looks set to be a hit

The creator of Derry Girls is back with a new project and it has all the makings of the becoming the next big thing- but don't expect it to echo the comedic elements of the hit Channel 4 TV show.

Writer Lisa McGee has written her first television thriller which is set to debut on Virgin Media Television sometime next year.

According to Variety magazine, the show is pitched as being a "narrative of lust, manipulation and betrayal".

The show will be set in Cambridge and Donegal, and follows a young English student called Ophelia who falls in love with her lecturer, Michael, who is married.

Filming will take place in Northern Ireland, with funding from Northern Ireland Screen.

Meanwhile, All3Media is the international partner.

McGee penned the four part thriller, called The Deceived, alongside actor/writer husband Tobias Beer.

McGee said she is "very excited" that news about The Deceived is "finally out there."

Rest assured, however, that season three of Derry Girls is still in the works.

Critically acclaimed Derry Girls has amassed a number of notable awards, including two IFTAs. The series was also nominated for a BAFTA and Royal Television Society Award earlier this year.

McGee has a long list of shows under her belt, including having created the series Raw, which had a six year run on Irish television.

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