A 90-minute single film aired in March this year on BBC One, written by Tony Grounds, and was watched by a consolidated audience of 6.3 million.
Five new 60-minute episodes have been ordered by Controller of BBC One, Charlotte Moore.
Moore commented: “Our Girl is a rite-of-passage story about a young soldier beautifully captured by Lacey Turner. In the same year when our British troops withdraw from Afghanistan, the series will follow the extreme life-changing experiences she is forced to face both on tour and when she returns back home.”
The official synopsis for the new series reads: “The story is of the unstoppable Molly Dawes (Turner), born and raised in East London with few prospects, who went from nobody to a soldier in the Royal Army Medical Corps. The series follows Molly on her first deployment as a serving army medic against the backdrop of the British Army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. Molly will be forced to grow up very quickly by the unforgettable experiences she faces and crucially, she will make friends among her platoon, who will become almost as important to her as family, as they face extraordinary challenges in a foreign land far away from home. Afghanistan will change Molly’s view of life in ways she could never have foreseen – and shape the character of our girl forever.”
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