The BBC has released the first pictures of Michelle Keegan as Corporal Georgie Lane, as filming begins on the new five-part second series of Our Girl.
Written and created by Tony Grounds and made by BBC Drama Production, Our Girl will return to our screens with a new female medic, Corporal Georgie Lane, joining Two Section on a humanitarian mission to the heart of Africa.
Former Coronation Street star Michelle will play a brilliant and committed soldier who loves the adrenaline and adventure of her job.
Michelle said in South Africa, where Our Girl has started filming: “First time I put on the uniform it felt quite surreal, but then I immediately felt the sense of duty – as if I was in the military.”
Michelle will be joined by Luke Pasqualino (The Musketeers, The Borgias) as maverick Special Forces officer Elvis Harte alongside Royce Pierreson (Murdered by My Boyfriend) as Dr Jamie Cole. New to Two Section are Rolan Bell (EastEnders, Doctors) as Sergeant King, and Sean Sagar (Top Boy) as Monk, and Anthony Oseyemi (Behind Enemy Lines) will take on the role of the Kenyan forces’ Captain Osman.
In returning roles are Ben Aldridge as Two Section’s authoritative Captain James, Sean Ward as Fingers, Lawrence Walker as Dangleberries, Nick Preston as Mansfield Mike and Simon Lennon will once again play Brains.
Kenya is a complicated and volatile posting – one which will challenge Georgie 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 series Our Girl follows BBC One’s hugely popular first five-part series starring EastEnders’ Lacey Turner 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.