BBC One have announced a brand new five-part series of Our Girl, which will star Michelle Keegan (Ordinary Lies) and will follow the British Army on a posting in contemporary Kenya.
Written by Tony Grounds and made by BBC Drama Production for BBC One, Our Girl will return to our screens with Two Section on an African mission, with a new female medic at their centre. Michelle Keegan will play Corporal Georgie Lane, a brilliant and committed soldier who loves the adrenaline and adventure of her job.
Michelle Keegan says: “I’ve watched Our Girl and I’m a massive fan of the series so I can’t wait to be a part of it. It’s going to be a big but exciting challenge for me so I can’t wait to get started!”
Georgie will have to earn the love and trust of her fellow soldiers, and the greater respect of her commanding officer, while working alongside aid workers in the biggest refugee camp in the world. Kenya is a complicated and volatile posting – one which Georgie will find full of surprises that will challenge her professionally in unexpected ways, and which will change her personal life forever.
Tony Grounds comments: “Excited to be following Two Section on a mission to the Kenya/Somalia border. Our new medic Georgie Lane, with tours of Afghan and West Africa under her belt, now has to deal with the fraught, perilous and ever-changing situation in East Africa. It is amazing to have such a talent as Michelle Keegan bringing Georgie Lane to life.”
This new commission of Our Girl follows BBC One’s hugely popular first five-part series in 2014, and 2013’s highly successful single drama which drew a consolidated audience of 6.3 million and received a nomination at the RTS Awards for Best Single Drama.
Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, says: “With thanks to Lacey for a fabulous first series, we are delighted to welcome Michelle Keegan who will lead the cast in the return of BBC One’s hit drama Our Girl, which will take viewers on an African mission in contemporary Kenya.”
The previous story centred on medic Molly Dawes, played by Lacey Turner, as she completed her training with the Royal Army Medical Corps and embarked on her first-ever deployment as a serving medic in Afghanistan.
Lacey Turner says: “I had an amazing time making Our Girl and taking Molly on her journey. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to take her through this series as I’m currently busy working on EastEnders, but I know that Tony will write a fantastic series full of action and drama with great characters. I hope everyone enjoys making the second series as much as we did the first.”
Our Girl is expected to return in 2016 on BBC One.