How To Get To Heaven From Belfast, an eight-part television series, centres on a group of former classmates who are now in their late 30s and lead radically different lifestyles.

Saoirse, a successful writer, Robyn, a mother of three, and Dara, a full-time caretaker for an elderly father, will all become involved in a mystery after visiting the wake of a former classmate.

Lisa McGee commented on her new creation: “I've wanted to make a comedy thriller set in Northern Ireland for such a long time. I cannot wait to share these flawed funny women with everyone.”

Described by Channel 4 as an “enthralling and hilarious journey, exploring the themes of friendship, memory, and what happens when life doesn't turn out quite how we expected,” the show will take viewers on an adventure.

The sitcom will be produced by Hat Trick Productions and written by McGee. Jimmy Mulville, Caroline Leddy, and Liz Lewin, who all worked on Derry Girls, will serve as executive producers.

McGee expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to work with Hat Trick Productions once more and the creative team of Derry Girls, the magnificent Liz Lewin and Caroline Leddy, in her reflection on the programme.

“This is huge,” said Charlie Perkins, Channel 4's head of comedy: “We are so happy that Channel 4 seems like the true spiritual home of this great show.”

One of the biggest delights of my first year as head of comedy has been getting to know the multi-hyphenated talents of Lisa, Liz, Caroline, and their associates at Hat Trick Productions.

“For all of the people who already like Lisa's art and many more to come, we can't wait to bring her next realm to life.”