Our Girl is coming back. BBC One has renewed the military drama for a fourth season. Six episodes have been commissioned for the show’s fourth season.. Michelle Keegan is on-board to reprise her role as Georgie Lane.
Our Girl follows Lance Corporal Georgie Lane, and the other members of Two Section on various deployments overseas. The cast for season three included Keegan, Ben Aldridge, Rolan Bell, Sean Sagar, Simon Lennon, Sean Ward, Mark Armstrong, Dwane Walcott and Ashley Houston.
Keegan is, thus far, the only confirmed cast member for season four. She first joined the series in season two, taking over the lead role from Lacey Turner. “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”, she said. 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.”
In season four, a positive Georgie is making leaps in her career, having been promoted to Sergeant, and now training a new bunch of medics. Happily living back in Manchester with her family, Georgie is insistent to her friends in 2 Section that she’s happy settled in her new job and will not be joining them on their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, no matter how much they want her to. However, when a night on the town results in a near-fatal incident, she can’t deny that the painful memories of losing the love of her life, Elvis, to a Taliban attack, is the real reason she doesn’t want to go back. Georgie realises that she needs to return to Afghanistan to face her own fears.
Our Girl was created by Tony Grounds and is produced by BBC Studios. Yvonne Francas (Love, Lies And Records, Death In Paradise) is the series producer. The executive producers are Tony Grounds, Roberto Troni, Hilary Salmon for BBC Studios and Mona Qureshi for BBC One. Filming is set to get underway in April in South Africa and is set to last for four months. The BBC said further details would be announced at a later date. Season four is not expected to air until 2020.
“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”, said Tony Grounds. “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.”
“The new series of Our Girl is an opportunity for us to see Georgie in a new stage of her life, as she comes to terms with life without Elvis and reassesses her relationship to the army and the emotional toll it has taken”, commented Hilary Salmon. “We are thrilled that Michelle Keegan will once again star in this new six-part story that is both exciting and moving and contains unexpected twists.”
While Mona Qureshi added: “We’re thrilled to have Michelle Keegan return to BBC One for a new Our Girl tour. Tony’s storylines for this series bring fresh and exciting challenges for Georgie as she battles personal demons, and for 2 Section, who have some new members to accommodate.”