New season of The Young Offenders will begin airing this month
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New season of The Young Offenders will begin airing this month

WE ARE absolutely buzzin for this, bai!

One of the funniest shows to ever come out of Ireland is returning with a bang, as RTÉ announced that the eagerly anticipated season 3 of The Young Offenders will begin airing in just a few weeks.

Lovable idiots Conor (Alex Murphy) and Jock (Chris Walley) have secured the prime time slot on RTÉ One, and new episodes will air every Friday at 9.35pm starting from the 24 July.

When we last left the Cork duo, Jock had just become a father as his girlfriend Siobhán gave birth to a baby girl, Star.

The new season will see the lads navigate their newfound responsibilities while still finding time to get up to mischief and petty crimes, while Conor's long-suffering mother Mairead (Hilary Rose) tries to keep them on the straight and narrow.

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Jock and Conor will return to our screens on Friday, 24 July (BBC Three / The Young Offenders)

While fans were already buzzing for the third series, the fact that it is coming out in the middle of a pandemic is even more welcome-- the show's producers revealed several months ago that the show would be airing sooner than anticipated as they had shot the second and third season back-to-back last summer.

The Young Offenders creator Peter Foott told RTÉ: "We're delighted that The Young Offenders will be airing on RTÉ One at 9.35pm on Fridays.

"We really hope viewers enjoy this third series which we are very proud of. Given that it has been a very difficult time for so many over the last few months, we hope that the series will bring a smile to our audiences faces when it’s most needed.

"The whole team are really excited to have everyone see the new series, it was a labour of love for all our amazing cast and crew."

Justin Healy of RTÉ Comedy, added: "We are very excited to be bringing the third series of The Young Offenders to RTÉ One.

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"It is so great to see the series build year on year, driven by exceptional Irish talent in front of and behind the camera.

"Conor and Jock return with the most Ill-advised schemes yet with the most hilarious outcomes in a very funny and heart-warming third season."

And while there's not too long to wait until we get to sit down with our favourite wannabe bad-boys again, BBC Three have allowed fans to whet their appetite with a trailer for the new season-- you can check that out below.