Former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan is to return to BBC One in a fourth series of Our Girl.
Made by BBC Studios and part-filmed in Manchester, the six-part commission will take place one year on from 2 Section’s last tour in Bangladesh.
Written and created by Tony Grounds, filming will take place in April for four months in South Africa. The producer is Yvonne Francas (Love, Lies And Records, Death In Paradise) and executive producers are Tony Grounds, Roberto Troni, Hilary Salmon for BBC Studios and Mona Qureshi for BBC One.
Keegan returns as Corporal Georgie Lane, who returns to Afghanistan to face her own fears after losing the love of her life, Elvis, to a Taliban attack.
She said: “Being in Our Girl has been one of the highlights of my career so far. I feel very lucky to be part of the show and I’m really excited that it’s coming back. The audience response has been so positive and I think Georgie is a character who resonates with viewers. I absolutely love playing the role. Be prepared for another incredible series – Georgie’s still got unfinished business.”
Tony Grounds, writer and creator, added: “I’m absolutely delighted that Michelle Keegan will be reprising her role as Georgie Lane for another tour of Our Girl. 2 Section are deployed to Afghanistan as part of Nato’s Resolute Support Mission to develop the military capability of the Afghanistan government’s armed forces. But with the Taliban controlling large swathes of the country and Georgie Lane’s haunting memories of Elvis lost last time she was in the country, this mission was never going to be easy.”