BBC One is rapidly expanding Our Girl. The PSB has revealed that the third season of the military drama, which they ordered last October, has received a bumper order of twelve episodes – one more than the number of episodes the show has produced up to this point (including the feature length pilot).
Owing to the larger order, the new season will have a slightly different format and will now comprise of three separate missions. In the first mission, Georgie finds herself on a relief mission in Nepal after a devastating earthquake with hazardous and unpredictable consequences. The BBC said that details on the other two missions would be released at a later date
Michelle Keegan, who took over as the lead actress after Lacey Turner exited in 2015, will reprise her role as Georgie Lane. “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”, she said in a statement. “It’s an amazing experience to be working on such important stories with such an incredible group of people”.
Other returning cast members include Luke Pasqualino (The Musketeers, Skins), Ben Aldridge (Lark Rise to Candleford, Fleabag), Rolan Bell (EastEnders), Sean Sagar (Top Boy), Simon Lennon (Grantchester), Sean Ward (Coronation Street), Mark Armstrong, Dwane Walcott and Ashley Houston. Shalom Brune-Franklin (Barracuda), Rudi Dharmalingam (Rellik) and Harki Bhambra (Two Doors Down) are joining the cast as new regulars this season.
Our Girl was created by Tony Grounds and is produced for BBC One by the corporations production division BBC Studios. The show’s third season was commissioned by the BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore and then Acting Controller of Drama Commissioning Lucy Richer. Tim Whitby is the series producer, while Tim Fywell (River) and Jon Wright (The Good Karma Hospital) are attached to direct. The executive producers are Caroline Skinner, Tony Grounds and Christopher Aird. Filming is now underway in Nepal and South Africa.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be back in action, filming the new series of Our Girl right now in Kathmandu and Cape Town with Michelle Keegan reprising her role as the inimitable Corporal Georgie Lane”, added Caroline Skinner, Executive Producer for BBC Studios. “With an expanded twelve 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.”