BEST. NEWS. EVER.
The funniest lads in Cork, Conor and Jock, will be returning to screens in Ireland and the UK for a third season, BBC Three confirmed today.
After the massive success of the film, followed by the equally popular first and second seasons of the show, the heads at BBC have decided to renew it, much to the delight of the fans who have watched Conor and Jock's adventures at least 17.6 million times on BBC iPlayer alone.
Kate Daughton, Head of BBC Comedy, said of the decision:
"Young Offenders is spit-your-tea out funny and heartbreakingly emotional. A rare combination that’s testament to the talents and passion of a very special cast, crew and writing team, led by creator and show-runner Peter Foott.
"We can’t wait to share series three - Cork’s finest have never looked finer."
BBC Three Controller Fiona Campbell called the show "a brilliant success story" and said the network is "delighted they're coming back for a third series".
And it seems the series has already wrapped on filming, according to creator Peter Foott-- which means the lads could make their return very soon.
"We are so grateful to BBC Three and thrilled they had such faith in the stories and characters of The Young Offenders that they commissioned a third series from us," Peter Foott said, adding that they "had a lot of fun filming series two and three back to back over the summer in Cork".
"We've been amazed at the huge reaction to series two so far, and we're so happy that we can officially announce that there's more on the way for fans of the show," he said.
Series 2 of the hit comedy continues on Monday nights on BBC One and RTE 2 and can be watched on BBC iPlayer and RTÉ Player.