Michelle Keegan heads to Nepal as filming begins on expanded third series of Our Girl

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by David Prior

Filming has begun on the third series of Our Girl, starring former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan.

Written and created by Tony Grounds and made by BBC Studios for BBC One, the 12-part series will be aired on BBC One later this year.

It will see Keegan reprise her role as Corporal Georgie Lane, this time on a relief mission in Nepal following a devastating earthquake which has had hazardous and unpredictable consequences.

Keegan took over the role as the drama's lead from actress Lacey Turner - who played Molly Dawes - after the latter returned to EastEnders.

The second series had been filmed in South Africa, Manchester and Liverpool, and was a ratings and critical success.

Luke Pasqualino (The Musketeers, Skins) will return in series 3 as Special Forces officer Elvis Harte, alongside Ben Aldridge (Lark Rise To Candleford, Fleabag) as Captain James.

Keegan said: “I’m so happy to be shooting the new series of Our Girl out in Nepal and so very excited to bring more stories of Georgie Lane to life. It’s an amazing experience to be working on such important stories with such an incredible group of people.”

Caroline Skinner, executive producer for BBC Studios, added: “With an expanded 12-part series commission, this time Our Girl will follow our characters on three distinct missions in far-flung, dangerous parts of the globe - and we cannot wait to bring their new adventures back to BBC One later this year.”

Series three will be directed by Tim Fywell (River, Happy Valley) and Jon Wright (Ordinary Lies, The Good Karma Hospital), produced by Tim Whitby (Shameless) and executive produced by Tony Grounds and Caroline Skinner for BBC Studios, and Christopher Aird for BBC.